Learn About Property Taxes & Deadlines
Property tax notices for 2018 will be in the mail Wednesday, May 30.
Property taxes are due June 29, unless you are on the TIPPS program. Other than mail, there are many tax payment options available: in person, online or the drive-thru kiosk.
If you do not pay your taxes in full by the June 29 deadline, you will be charged a monthly penalty of 1.25% applied to the outstanding balance of the first day of each month.
Taxes not paid by December 31 are considered in arrears and subject to tax enforcement. Monthly penalty rates of 1.5% apply to the outstanding balance on the first day of each month.
Your annual property tax notice identifies the taxing authorities that receive a portion of your tax dollar. These taxing authorities are also listed in the results when you conduct an online search of your property's assessment and taxation record.
Your notice explained
Your tax notice provides information about the three main taxing authorities---Province, Library and City---and shows your share of municipal and education taxes. The explanations provide information to help you understand your tax notice:
Note: If you pay your taxes monthly through the Tax Installment Payment Plan Service (TIPPS) program, you would receive a TIPPS notice. If you pay your taxes once a year, you receive the non-TIPPS notice.
Municipal property taxes
In this section, your property's class is identified as well as its taxable assessment. The taxable assessment is multiplied by the mill rate and mill rate factor to arrive at the municipal property taxes owing for the year.
Library property taxes
In this section, your property's class is identified as well as the calculation used to determine your library taxes owing for the year. Provincial legislation specifies that the funds for libraries are to be collected by municipalities. Once the funds are collected they are paid directly to the Public Libary Board.
Education property taxes (school taxes)
Provincial legislation specifies that the funds for schools are to be collected by municipalities. All property owners - whether they have children attending school or not - are required by provincial law to pay school tax. As a property owner, you choose which school board (Public or Catholic) receives your education taxes.
Which school board you support is indicated under education property taxes, as well as the calculation used to determine the education property taxes owing for the year.
For further information on the education tax changes and education mill rates please contact the Province of Saskatchewan or call 1-866-984-8577.
Note: The City of Regina bills and collects education property taxes on behalf of the provincial government. The municipality does not retain these funds nor has jurisdiction or control over School Board budgets or operations.
There are two business improvement districts in Regina:
- Regina Downtown
- Regina Warehouse District
If your property is located in one of these two areas, you will see a calculation used to determine the amount of BID taxes owed for the year.
Under The Cities Act, 2003 and other legislation, the City can add other charges to your tax account, such as:
- Laneway Maintenance Gravel and paved alleys in Regina are maintained through a special tax charged to owners of properties that use them. Each year, the City does maintenance work on a priority basis by assessing the condition of all alleys.
- Local Improvements include replacement of the City's infrastructure, such as watermains, sidewalks and curbs.
- Miscellaneous water and sewer balances can be transferred to your tax account. As well, if the City must do work on your property due to bylaw violations (e.g. untidy/unsightly land, noxious weeds, junked vehicles, or fire damage) the cost for this work can be added to your tax account.