2017 Property Assessment and Tax Notices Coming in June
Residents can expect to receive their 2017 Property Assessment and Tax Notices in the mail later this month. Property tax payments are due by July 31, 2017. This deadline does not apply to property owners who pay monthly through the City's Tax Installment Payment Plan Service (TIPPS).
This year, property owners may see adjustments to their assessment values as 2017 is a property reassessment year. Provincial legislation requires that the values of every property in Saskatchewan be reassessed every four years in order to ensure property values remain current.
The City of Humboldt works with the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency (SAMA) to determine property assessment values. Assessment values are used to calculate the amount of taxes that are charged to the owners of a property.
At their regular meeting on June 12, 2017, Council approved the 2017 tax policy for Humboldt, which included the allocation of tax tools such as base taxes, mill rates and mill rate factors used to determine a property's overall tax amount. These can be found online.
This year, the City will collect approximately $6,718,400 in municipal property taxes.
In 2017, municipal property taxes account for around 48% of the overall City budget and enable the organization to continue to provide residents with services such as police, fire, road maintenance, recreational facilities and programs, parks and neighbourhood development. The remainder of the City's budget is funded through several sources, including grants, fines, user fees, permit costs and strategic borrowing.
While the City of Humboldt is bound by provincial legislation to bill, collect and forward education taxes to the Saskatchewan government each year, citizens are advised the Education Tax Rate is set by the Province. The City of Humboldt does not keep any portion of education taxes.
If, after receiving your notice, you have questions about how an assessment or tax calculation was determined, please contact City Hall at (306) 682-2525.
The City offers several ways for property owners to pay their taxes, including through most financial institutions, in person at City Hall (715 Main Street), by mail, or through the City's monthly property tax installment payment plan service (TIPPS).
Property owners with an objection to their assessment have 60 days from the mailing day of their tax notice to file an assessment complaint.
For more information on the City's assessment and taxation process, visit humboldt.ca/assessment-and-taxation.