Did you know you can access your Property Tax Account Online? 

You will need your most recent Property Tax Notice with your roll number and access code. 

 

 

Property taxes are the main source of revenue for most municipalities and schools. The ability to deliver services depends on a stable assessment base.
 

To determine property tax, the taxable assessment is multiplied by the mill rates set each year. The municipal mill rate is determined based on the annual budget after considering all other sources of revenue. Municipalities may also apply mill rate factors and/or adopt a minimum or base tax. The education mill rate is established by the province. The separate school division may elect to retain authority to establish its own mill rate.

Taxable assessment x local mill rate(s) + minimum or base tax = property taxes

2021 ASSESSMENT REVALUATION 

2021 is a revaluation year for all properties in Saskatchewan.  Provincial legislation requires an assessment revaluation be conducted every four years.

A revaluation is a process of updating the base date for which assessment values are based upon.  For Saskatchewan, the base date is being updated from January 1, 2015 to January 1, 2019.  Your 2021 assessment value is based on January 1, 2019.  This means your 2021 assessed value (as shown on your assessment notice) should closely reflect the value of your property as of January 1, 2019.

More information on the Revaluation and trends in Saskatchewan can be found at:

Understanding Assessment-2021 Revaluation

Or visit the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency

2021 ASSESSMENT ROLL 

The 2021 Assessment Roll will open to the public April 30, 2021.  It will be closed on June 30, 2021.  Assessment notices will be mailed to all property owners on that date.
 

WHAT IS PROPERTY ASSESSMENT?

Property assessment is not the same as property tax.

The City of Martensville contracts the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency – SAMA – to determine assessment values in our city. 

Property assessment is the process of determining a property’s assessed value for property tax purposes as of a specific date. Assessed value is not market value, however, for most properties it is close to the average market value in an area. Once SAMA has determined the “assessed value” of a property, it is then multiplied by a percentage of value established by the provincial government for that type of property. The result is the property’s “taxable value”. Local municipalities and school divisions then multiply the “taxable value” by their corresponding mill rates to produce property tax levies and added together with applicable base or minimum taxes for the total tax levy. The classes of property and their percentages of value revised by the provincial government for 2021 are:

  • Agricultural 55%
  • Residential 80%
  • Multi-Unit Residential 80%
  • Seasonal Residential 80%
  • Commercial & Industrial 85% (new in 2021)

Preparation of the annual assessment roll is completed on or before April 1 of each year unless the date is extended by a bylaw of Council. Once completed, assessment notices are sent out by ordinary mail and advertised in the local newspaper. All property owners can appeal their assessed value each year, however, only properties with assessment changes will receive a notice by mail.

For more information on how assessment values are determined go to:

How Property Assessment Works

Or visit the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency

ASSESSMENT NOTICES

2021 Assessment Notices will be mailed to all property owners April 30, 2021.

The assessment notice shows the assessed and taxable value of your property for both the previous and current year for comparison purposes. The Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency provides the City with a “Detailed Property Profile” for each property that they assess. We encourage everyone to review their “Detailed Property Profile” to determine how your property is assessed. Each year the assessment roll is open to inspection for the public for a period of 30 days (60 days in a revaluation year).

The City encourages all property owners to review all assessment information related to your property.  You can view your “Detailed Property Profile” online at MySAMA & SAMAViewVisit MySAMA & SAMAView to create a Public User account and view your property profile details online. 

ASSESSMENT APPEALS

If you feel an error has been made in your assessment or classification, you can appeal. An appeal form can be obtained by calling City Hall at 306-931-2166, request via email to City Hall or by clicking the link below:

Notice of Appeal Form

Since 2021 is a Revaluation Year, you have until June 30, 2021 to file your appeal (60 days).  In a non-revaluation year, you must file your appeal within 30 days of the mailing and/or advertising of the assessment notice.   Your completed form can be submitted in person to City Hall, or by ordinary or registered mail to:

The Assessor, City of Martensville,
Box 970, Martensville SK S0K 2T0.

There is a fee for filing an appeal which is refundable if your appeal is successful.  The Fee Schedule is as follows:

Description

Amount of Fee

Assessment Appeal Fee – Residential

$100

Assessment Appeal Fee – Commercial

499,999 or less - $200

500,000 to 1,000,000 - $500

Greater than 1,000,000 - $750

 

 

Only your property assessment can be appealed, not taxes or mill rates. Appeals cannot be based on the fact that you feel your taxes are too high. The grounds for appeal must be detailed. It is your responsibility to make a case to the board of revision.

Questions regarding your assessment can be directed to City Hall at 931-2166, or call SAMA directly at 933-5385, or visit the SAMA website.

PLEASE NOTE: An appeal against your assessment value does not exempt you from paying taxes on time or from late payment penalties. If an appeal is successful, an adjustment will be made to your account and the appeal fee will be refunded.

 

PROPERTY TAXES

2021 Municipal Tax Levy

The Municipal mill rate is determined based on the annual budget after considering all other sources of revenue.  Since it is a Revaluation year for assessment values, the City also adjusts mill rates for each property class to remain revenue neutral.  The Education mill rate is established by the province. The City levies, collects and then remits Education Property Taxes to the province – they are included on your property tax notice but are not kept for City use.

The 2021 Municipal Property Tax Mill Rates have been set by the City and are as follows:

Class Uniform Mill Rate Mill Rate Factor Effective 2021
Mill Rate
 Effective 2020 Mill Rate
Agriculture 5.43 0.1473 0.80 5.43
Residential/Multi-unit 5.43 1.0000 5.43 5.43
Commercial/Industrial 5.43 1.0700 5.81 6.31

 

General Base Tax - $615 (residential/multi-unit/agricultural)*
Commercial Base Tax - $915
Garbage/Recycling Fees - $210
Wastewater Treatment Levy - $75
Future Recreation Facility Levy - $100

*vacant residential, multi-unit and agricultural lots are not charged Garbage/Recycling, and all other base tax levies are set at half.

To determine property tax, the taxable assessment is multiplied by the mill rates set each year:

Taxable assessment x Local mill rate(s) + Base Taxes/Levies = Your 2021 Municipal Property Taxes

In 2021 the City of Martensville budgeted for a 0% increase in overall Property Tax Revenue

2021 SCHOOL TAX LEVY

The 2021 Education Property Tax Mill Rates have been set by the province and are as follows:

  • Agricultural                            1.36 mills        (1.43 in 2020)
  • Residential                              4.46 mills        (4.12 in 2020)
  • Commercial/Industrial         6.75 mills        (6.27 in 2020)
  • Resource*                                9.79 mills         (9.68 in 2020)

*(oil & gas, mines & pipelines)

PROPERTY TAX PAYMENT DEADLINE

The deadline for payment of property taxes is July 31 of each year.

INTEREST PENALTIES

Interest penalties of 1% will be assessed as of August 1 on all outstanding taxes from the current year. Penalties continue to be levied against all outstanding taxes on the first of each subsequent month, until the balance is paid in full. Outstanding taxes become arrears January 1st of the following year and continue to be penalized. Arrears may be subject to tax enforcement proceedings.  Interest penalties are set by a bylaw of council.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

  • In Person at City Hall -  we are open Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  We accept cash, cheque or debit card.  Please be aware that your financial institution may have a daily limit on debit transactions.
  • Cheques can be mailed to the City of Martensville, Box 970, Martensville, SK  S0K 2T0
  • We have an after hours drop slot just outside and to the left of the City Hall entrance.  Please make sure your cheque is in an envelope with your account number or property address included.
  • Online & Phone – Most banks and financial institutions offer this through telephone or online banking.  Simply add us as a bill payee.  You’ll need your roll number (found on this property tax notice) handy to include as your account number.  Note: Three to five business days are required for payment to be processed. If payment is not received in our office due to this reason before the deadline, we will not waive penalties.
  • Check with your banking institution for your daily/weekly transfer limits and schedule your payments accordingly. The date paid shall be considered the date the City receives your transfer.
  • In the message field you must indicate what the payment is for and the appropriate account number, roll number or invoice number.  If you need help, please call City Hall at 306-931-2166.
  • Interac e-Transfer®.  You can make same-day payments for  property taxes, using the Payments Email.  The City is set up for Auto Deposit so no security question or answer is required.  Please reference your Property Tax Roll # (9 digits) from your statement to ensure payment is credited to your account.
  • TIPPS (Tax Installment Payment Plan Service Program) - TIPPS offers equalized monthly property tax payments withdrawn automatically from your bank account on the 1st of each month. Late payment penalties will not apply to TIPPS users.
  • Have you Moved? Change Mailing Address

TAX SUPPORT

School Division Support

To declare your support to the separate school division, please complete the appropriate form and return to the City of Martensville City Hall. Please note that a signed declaration form for each owner of the property who wishes to declare their school support must be completed. An undeclared property owner will be deemed to be a public supporter.

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