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Property Taxes and Assessment

Notices of Assessment

2017 is a Revaluation year, meaning every property in the Province will see a change in the assessed value.  The new date that values will be based on is Jan 1, 2015.  Assessed values in Osler will see increases around the 15% mark, however, this does not mean your taxes will go up by that same percentage.  Town Council, generally speaking, will raise the budgeted expenses by 3% (or whatever the cost of living increase is), meaning they can only budget for revenues to be increased by the same percentage.  Mill rates are adjusted to allow for the difference.  Residents are encouraged to call the Town Office at 306-239-2155 if you would like clarification or a more in-depth explanation. 

Click Here to See the Power Point Presentation "Where Do My Taxes Go?"

2016 Bylaws re:  Taxes

Bylaw Mill Rate Factors

Mill Rate Bylaw

Base Tax Bylaw

The due date for taxes is Aug 31st .  Discounts are no longer offered as of Jan 1, 2013.   Penalties are added to the current year's taxes at the rate of 1% per  month from Sep 1 to Dec 1.  A 1.85% compounding penalty will be added to arrears of taxes (after Dec 31st). The postmark is used to identify payment date.   A drop slot is located in the foyer of the Town Office.

Other Information Respecting Tax and Assessment

  • The Town of Osler uses a base rate for all land and buildings
  • It is very difficult to compare individual tax bills from one community to another as different communities use different methods of taxation (i.e. base tax/minimum tax) and assessed values can vary greatly from one community to another as well
  • The size of the lot you live on has very little effect on the amount of your taxes
  • The majority of the assessed value, and thus the majority of the amount of tax you pay,  is based on the improvement (your home, garage, and outbuildings)
  • Newer homes will generally have a higher assessed value than older homes
  • Two houses that have the same general appearance on the outside will not necessarily pay the same amount of tax as the assessed values could be quite different
  • Please do not assume because a neighboring community has a lower mill rate, that the taxes are lower in that community.  Remember that property values in other communities might be higher, allowing them to have lower mill rates.  For instance, generally speaking Warman and Martensville assessments are approximately 20% to 25% higher than in Osler, due to using a market approach. So if your property has an assessment of $400,000 here in Osler, in Warman that same property might be assessed from $480,000 to $500,000

Please feel free to stop by the office or call, if you have questions about your taxes or would like to know more about how they are calculated

It would be good to call ahead and make an appointment with Sheila if you would like to have an extended conversation and explanation in this regard