Updated annually, the Assessment Roll is a listing of all assessments for all properties in the RM and it determines the value of the properties.
A Notice of Assessment is an official document mailed to a property owner that contains information shown on the Assessment Roll for that property.
In revaluation years, every property gets an assessment notice sent out. Revalue year happens every four years (next revaluation year 2025). In the years between revalue only property owners that have a change in their property assessment or tax classification from the previous year will receive a notice of Assessment.
We encourage every property owner to review information shown on their Notice of Assessment since the value shown on it is used to calculate your property taxes.
You can only file an appeal concerning your assessment when the Assessment Roll is open for inspection. Typically the Roll is open a minimum of 30 days in early spring; however, in a revaluation year the Roll is open for a minimum of 60 days.
First, a methodology is applied to calculate the assessed value of a property. The methodology varies according to different types of properties.
Second, all assessments are determined according to a base date. This helps ensure fairness between properties. That base date is periodically moved forward by provincial legislation so that assessments can be kept more up-to-date. Currently, a new base is set every four years.
In addition, SAMA conducts a full revaluation of all properties in the province every four years to coincide with the change to a new base date.
Last revaluation: 2021 using the base year 2019. Next revaluation: To be done in 2025
Finally, SAMA conducts an ongoing suite of activities (services) that protect a fair property assessment system.
Over time, property values change even if no improvements are made to properties.
Many people sell their property for more than they paid for it years earlier. This situation can occur because of fluctuations with general economic conditions like interest rates, inflation rates or supply and demand.
You can appeal to the Board of Revision if you feel there is an error involving:
You can not appeal your taxes or the services you receive
If you have questions about the information contained in your Notice of Assessment or feel your assessment has an error, you can contact the RM office or the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency office at 1-800-498-0576. An assessor can explain your assessment to you and describe how they arrived at the value listed.
If you still feel there is an error after speaking to an assessor, you can submit an appeal with the prescribed fee to the Board of Revision. Your appeal must be received within 30 days after the date on which the Notice of Assessment is mailed.
A hearing will be scheduled with the Board of Revision to hear your appeal and to make a decision based on the facts presented.
You must mail or deliver the following two items before the appeal deadline:
1. A completed Notice of Appeal Form. Forms are available at the RM office. Your notice of appeal must include:
2. Your appeal fee.
The Appeal deadline will be advertised on your assessment notice, published in the local newspaper and on the RM website
For more information on assessment visit the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency (SAMA).
Roll opened April 24, 2023
Roll closes May 23, 2023