The following is a list of financing tools currently available to Saskatchewan municipalities.
Authority to use any of these tools is provided through legislation, including:
- The Local Improvements Act, 1993 (LIA);
- The Cities Act (CA);
- The Municipalities Act (MA)
- The Northern Municipalities Act, 2010 (NMA); and
- The Planning and Development Act, 2007 (PDA).
The intent of this online resource is to be a high-level overview of the many financing tools available to a municipality. It is for general information only, and has no legal authority. Each financing tool has a brief definition, along with the legislative authority.
It is the municipality's responsibility to identify all requirements necessary to make use of any one of these tools. Remember, it is always good practice to refer to the actual wording of the Act, and to consult with a solicitor, where necessary.
There are five categories of financing tools: