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Finance and Financial Management

Good financial management is one of the cornerstones of the success and continuity of any municipality. It ensures financial resources are properly managed and funds are spent in accordance with the stated priorities and mission of the municipality. This category of sustainability reflects whether the municipality is following principles of fiscal responsibility, performing ongoing monitoring of its financial health and risks and following best practices in accounting, budgeting and preparing and presenting financial statements. According to the municipal Acts municipalities are to provide wise stewardship of public assets.

Assessment and Taxation

Assessment and Taxation

Topics related to property assessment and taxation.

Property Taxes 

Answers to frequently asked questions related to  property assessment and taxation.

Tax Enforcement Manual 

Tax enforcement procedures and includes required forms and resource links.

Education Property Tax System

Information about the education property tax (EPT) system.

A Guide to Municipal Property Tax Tools 

A 2015 guide to municipal property tax tools.

Assessment Appeals Guide for Board of Revision Members

A 2017 manual about property assessment appeals.

Mill Rate Return Instructions

How to complete the annual 2016 mill rate return.

Mill Rate Survey Results 

Results of the last annual mill rate survey. 

Financial Reporting

Budget Preparation

Information about a municipality’s requirement to prepare and adopt a budget on an annual basis.

Developing a Five Year Capital Works Plan

Information and a sample form that can be used by municipalities while completing a five-year capital works plan.

Financial Statements

Information and a sample form that can be used by municipalities to complete financial statement information that is compliant with the rules set out by the Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB).

Saskatchewan Municipal Audit Guidelines

An explanation of a municipal council and administrator’s roles and responsibilities as related to the conduct of municipal audits.

Saskatchewan Municipal Asset Management    

Information designed to assist municipal stakeholders improve their knowledge and abilities in municipal asset management and to become compliant with the Public Sector Accounting Board’s PS3150 Tangible Capital Assets reporting requirements.

Municipal Finances 

Information about the Public Sector Accounting Board.

Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) 

Information about the Public Sector Accounting Board.


Saskatchewan Municipal Board (SMB) 

The SMB which ensures financial credibility for cities, towns, villages, northern and rural municipalities and school divisions.

Municipal Water and Sewer Costs

Municipal Risk Management  

Nova Scotia’s Local Government Resource Handbook about municipal risk management theory and application as well as a risk management checklist.

Strategic Planning 

Information about strategic planning.

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