Provincial Park Cottaging
There are over 2,100 cottages located in Saskatchewan’s provincial parks and recreation sites. These cottages may be either summer or permanent residences, allowing the residents year round access to our provincial parks.
The Provincial Park Cottaging unit has a variety of forms and information available to assist cottagers in the management of their leases.
1. Cottage Subdivision Directives/Policies
The Provincial Park Cottage Subdivision Directives establish a consistent standard for provincial park cottage subdivisions to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable cottage experience.
The Development Permit Extension Policy outlines when a development/building permit extension is required for a construction project that has not been completed within the valid two-year time-frame.
Provincial Parks Dilapidation Policy defines when a recreational leased property is in a dilapidated state and is required to be brought into compliance.
The Septic System Integrity Test Policy defines when septic systems in provincial park cottage subdivisions are required to be tested on recreational leased property.
2. Cottage Assessments
Beginning in 2015, cottage subdivisions are subject to reassessment of fair land value assessments every four years. Individual Subdivision Assessments and the Cost Market Report for Saskatchewan Provincial Parks are available for public viewing.
If you feel that an unfair assessment has been made on your fair land value assessment, please consult the Guide to Provincial Park Cottage Lot Land Assessment Appeals before filling out a Land Appeal Form.
3. Lease Administration
There are several reasons a lessee may wish to assign the lease to another party; there are a variety of forms that must be filled out and submitted for such a transfer to take place:
- Guidelines- Instructions on how to correctly fill out forms for lease assignment along with instructions for which documents are required.
- Assignment of Lease as Collateral Security Application - Required to be completed in duplicate when financial assistance is required from a bank or other financial institution.
- Change of Contact Information - Provincial Park Cottage Subdivisions form for updating contact information.
- Change of Residency - Required to update the tenancy status of lessees associated with a disposition.
- Lease Assignment Application - Required to be completed in duplicate when assigning a lease from a current leaseholder to another party.
- Request for Septic Integrity Test - Must be completed if the septic system associated with your lease is required to be tested.
- Site Inspection Form - Must be completed for all assignments and renewals by both the lessee and the Park Manager.
- Statutory Declaration for Lost Lease - Form for when the park land disposition in force has been lost.
- Statutory Declaration for Name Change - Application to amend the provincial park land disposition when a lessee has changed their name.
- Surrender of Disposition Application - Application to end the term of a current park land lease disposition.
- Surviving Joint Tenant Application - Application to remove the name of a deceased joint tenant from a disposition.
4. Subdivision Development
All construction on park land requires a Development / Building Permit Application to be completed. Please consult the Guidelines to determine if a Development / Building Permit or a No Fee Development / Building Permit is required and for information regarding the submission process.
To apply for a well or septic system installation, please fill out the Application for Water and Sewage Installation.