The City of Weyburn Taxation process will be as follows:
|• No prepayment notices will be sent to residents|
|• No discounts for paying of taxes in advance will be given as of January 1, 2012|
|• Assessment notices are sent as soon as information from SK Assessment Management Agency (SAMA) is received and balanced (usually March)|
|• Taxation notices are then sent as soon as the mill rates from the school divisions are received (May)|
|• Penalties start being applied : August 1st (1.50%), September 1st (1.50%), October 1st (1.50%), November 1st (1.50%), December 1st (1.50%)|
|• Amounts not paid by December 31st will have a 10% penalty added (amounts unpaid as of this time may be subject to Tax Enforcement)|
For questions with regard to tax enforcement, please contact City Hall.
Under Provincial Legislation, the City of Weyburn is responsible for providing services to its residents, such as:
Engineering (road maintenance, snow removal, traffic lights & other public works)
Parks (insect & pest control, weed control, park maintenance)
Recreation & Leisure (swimming pools, sporting venues, cultural programs)
Libraries (regional and public)
Environment (all environmental & public health programs, such as the land fill & cemetery)
Economic Development (urban development, low rental housing subsidies, charitable grants, tourism)
Administration (council expenses, taxation costs, information technology, reception & collection expenses)
All of these services are paid for with funds collected through taxes, grants and other revenues such as user fees.
Each year , City Council approves an estimate of the funds that will be required to finance the above services for the current year . The proposed operating budget identifies each one of the service programs to be offered along with their respective cost and how they will be financed.