Key tasks in September and October
On or before September 15, complete and send Interim Education Property Tax Return (Form H1) to the school divisions and the Ministry of Government Relations.
- The municipality may determine the cut-off date for supplementary assessments, which may not be earlier than September 30.
- If you have not already done so, after receipt of the board of revision decisions:
- Amend and close your assessment roll; and
- Complete the annual assessment return and submit it to SAMA.
- On or before October 1, municipalities other than resort villages shall forward their annual maintenance list to SAMA.
Remember that a detailed legislative and operational calendar is available online on www.saskatchewan.ca.
Revised Guides Now Available
A Municipal Administrators’ Resource Guide was e-mailed to towns, villages, and RMs on August 16, 2017 and can also be found in the Saskatchewan Publications website.
A new Organized Hamlet Guide is also available on the Government of Saskatchewan website.
Training for Board of Revision Members and Secretaries
Government Relations completed a pilot project in webinar training for board of revision members and secretaries. Two taped webinars are available for viewing online.
The webinar for board of revision members covers:
- role of the board;
- appeal process;
- conducting a fair hearing; and
- decisions of the board.
The webinar for board of revision secretaries covers:
- role of the secretary;
- legislated deadlines;
- appeal process; and
- rules about evidence.
You will be required to register for the webinar when you click on the link.
Remember that an updated board of revision manual to help board members and secretaries understand their roles in the assessment process is available online.
New LAFOIP Resources
Recorded webinar training about The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LAFOIP) is available online. The webinar covers:
- access requests;
- privacy breaches;
- the Information and Privacy Commissioner; and
- balancing the public and the private.
The Information and Privacy Commissioner’s office developed a blog about municipal responsibilities under LAFOIP. The blog includes links to short resources for elected officials.
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner posts Review Reports about the complaints they receive. Reviewing these reports will help you respond to access to information requests from ratepayers and elected officials.