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Request For Information

Assessment  & Taxation is responsible for determining realistic and equitable assessments for all properties in Saskatoon. In order to do so,  Assessment  & Taxation requires property income and expense information from property owners and managers. The division has been collecting such information annually since 2005. This data is used to establish the assessments for most commercial and multi-family properties in the city.

Request For Information Project

Your property may have been selected to participate in the annual Request For Information project.  Assessment & Taxation sends approximately 3,500 requests each year. The goal of this project is to reduce waste and create efficiencies using the internet.

The 2016 Request for Information form is now available  for download, along with a helpful guide explaining the information you'll need prior to filling out your form.  If you have any further questions or require assistance when completing the form, please call 306-975-3227. While it is 2017, the data we are collecting is for fiscal year 2016.

Send your completed document  to Assessment & Taxation through one of the following methods:

 email
Fax: Assessment & Taxation at 306-975-2891;
Mail: 222 – 3rd Ave N, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0J5; or
Deliver in-person to: City Hall,  325 – 3rd Ave N, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0J5

Authority

The Assessment Division has the legal authority to request and collect this type of data through The Cities Act SS 2002, c C-11.1 

Assessors have authority to ask for information relating to the property and the property income and expenses under section 171 of The Cities Act.  This data can be requested from “…any person who owns, uses, occupies, manages or disposes of the property.” (171(1)). 

Included in The Cities Act, is a requirement that the person who receives the request shall provide a “… written declaration signed by the person stating that the information provided by the person is complete, true and accurate to the best of his or her knowledge.”  (171(4)(a))

The Cities Act allows the assessor to set a reasonable response deadline of “…not less than 30 days after the date of receiving the request.” (171(4))

The legislation outlining penalties for failure to provide information or supplying incorrect information is stated in The Cities Act section 172, subsections 1 to 8.  Those sanctions include fines of up to $10,000, and loss of the right to appeal the assessment of the property.