Each year the City of Yorkton opens the assessment roll so that you have the opportunity to review your assessment. This process allows you to address any concerns you may have about the value placed on your property. The assessment roll is generally open for inspection between February and March for a period of 30 days. The dates are advertised on our website and City Ad.
The only exception to this is during a revaluation year when the roll is open for 60 days.
After you complete a review of your assessment and if you believe an error exists you have the right to appeal your assessment to the Board of Revision.
The Board is appointed by Council to hear appeals from property owners who believe there is an error in their assessment. The Board is independent from the city, and must follow rules set for them by Provincial legislation. Based on these rules they can only listen to appeals that deal with assessment issues and cannot hear complaints about property taxes.
The following are the steps required file an appeal:
1) Contact SAMA
2) Complete the Notice of Appeal
3) Submit Appeal by deadline
The Secretary to the Board of Revision will notify you, in writing, of the date and time of your hearing.
You can withdraw your appeal by notifying the Secretary to the Board. If you withdraw 15 days before your hearing, your appeal fee will be refunded.
After the hearing the Board will notify you, in writing, of its decision. You, or the City, can appeal the decision to the Saskatchewan Municipal Board Assessment Appeals Committee. Details with regard to this process will be included in your written decision.
Tips to Remember
Failure to submit the required fees and information by the deadline will result in the appeal being dismissed.
If you or a representative do not attend the hearing you give up your right to appeal the decision to the next level.
The Board does not make the decision the day of the hearing, all appellants are notified in writing by registered mail.
If you file an appeal, you must still pay your property taxes to avoid penalties. If your assessment is changed as a result of the appeal process, an adjustment will be applied to your account.
If you are successful in having your assessment adjusted your appeal fee is refunded.