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Property Taxes & Assessment

The taxation year is the same as the calendar year, January 1 - December 31, with property taxes due December 31. 

You will receive a five (5) per cent discount on municipal taxes if you pay by September 30; four (4) per cent discount if paid by October 30; and a three (3) per cent discount if paid by November 30. These discounts have been modified to reflect the unique 2020 taxation year, due to affects of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The deadline to pay property tax is December 31. If your current year's taxes remain unpaid after December 31, you will be charged a penalty of 1.876% on January 1 and the beginning of each month of default thereafter. 

Taxes can be paid in person at the Town Office by cash, cheque, debit, or credit card. Payment through Internet Baking with the following institutions is accepted: Horizon Credit Union, TD Canada Trust, Scotiabank, and Affinity Credit Union. E-transfer can also be completed by transferring funds to assistadmin.grenfell@sasktel.net. 

The property tax calculating accordingly:

Your Tax Bill = Base Tax + {(Taxable Assessment x Mill Rate x Mill Rate Factor) / 1,000]


Taxable Assessment 

This is the assessment value used as the base to calculate your property tax. It is determined by multiplying the total assessment by the percentage of value applicable to the class of property that belongs to you. Your total property assessment value is determined by the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency (SAMA). The Province determines what percentage of value is applicable to each property class. The Town of Grenfell uses the information provided by these agencies in applying the property tax calculation depicted above. 


Glossary of Terms 

Mill Rate: After annual budgets are approved by the School Board and Town, a mill rate is calculated and applied to all properties. 

Mill Rate Factor: A mill rate factor is a tax policy tool used to redistribute the amount of total taxes paid by each property class. 

Base Tax: A base tax is a flat fee added to the municipal portion of each tax bill, regardless of the property's assessment. The base tax fee relates to the essential services that property receives.