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 at (306) 848-3200.
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.