Evaluating elected municipal body in an effort to determine if council is complying with the requirements of provincial legislation and practicing principles of good governance. It is recognized that good governance is a requirement for sustainability. According to the municipal Acts municipalities are to provide good government.
For candidates, voters and newly elected officials.
Elections-Rural, Urban and Resort Villages
Guides for elections for rural, urban and resort villages.
Council Procedures - Frequently Asked Questions
Authority and Powers
Mandatory and Optional Municipal Services/Functions in Legislation
A summary of the main function categories and specific services that municipalities are required or enabled to provide under provincial legislation.
Information about a variety of bylaws, bylaw examples, bylaw factsheets and links to websites municipalities use to host their bylaws.
Bylaw Guide for Municipalities
A manual to help municipalities prepare municipal bylaws.
The Municipal Government System
Different types of municipalities in Saskatchewan.
Information about making changes to a municipality’s structure or boundaries.
A Guide for Municipal Boundary Alterations (Annexation)
Explains the process for seeking boundary alterations.
Municipal Expropriation Guide
Municipal leaders can use this guide to help understand the expropriation provisions of The Municipal Expropriation Act.
A Guide to Community Planning Process in Saskatchewan
A guide development permit and the subdivision approval process in Saskatchewan.
Tools and services to help local municipalities with the planning and development of their communities.
Official Community Plan
The process and benefits of having an Official Community Plan while managing future growth and development.
Provides an explanation of servicing agreements which enable the provision services and facilities that directly or indirectly serve a subdivision.
What is a subdivision and how to complete an application.
Zoning bylaws are used to divide a municipality into zoning districts and to regulate the development and use of land in those districts.
Assessing Your Planning Needs
How to evaluate your community development planning needs.
Finding Planning Professionals
How to find and hire community planning professionals.
Managing the Cost of Municipal Planning
How to manage and fund the cost of municipal planning.
Planning Consultants in Saskatchewan
Includes professional community planners licensed to practice in Saskatchewan.
Request for Proposals
A guide which can be used while developing a Request for Proposals (RFP).
Saskatchewan Municipal Awards
Innovative practices of some of Saskatchewan’s municipal governments.
Guide to Hiring Your Administrator
A guide developed by the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities.
Policy Manual Examples
The International Association of Public Participation which summarizes the public participation ‘spectrum’ and different methods of communicating and involving citizens in order to achieve different goals.
Example: St. Walburg Community Survey
A community planning survey for a small urban community and its surrounding region.