Property Taxes

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Property taxes are an important part of any municipality, as they help to ensure the citizens of Yorkton have excellent emergency services such as police and fire, as well as quality recreational facilities and a sound infrastructure.

Yorkton will see taxation revenue increase by 9.46% for 2017.  The increase is broken down as follows:

     6.25% Due to Provincial Budget
     3.00% Capital Infrastructure
     0.21% Operating Increase

Changes to the 2017 Property Taxes

Base Tax and Gallagher Centre Levy
Due to rising costs of services, the base tax increased to $735.00 per self contained residential dwelling or unit, and $661.50 per high density multi-family unit.

The Gallagher Centre base tax remains at $100/unit. The final loan payment will be in 2020.

Increase in Rates for Vacant Land
Municipal Services such as paved roads, snow removal, street lights, etc. are available to all land owners in the City of Yorkton whether the land is vacant or has a building on it.  In the past vacant properties have contributed a minimal amount to these basic services, thefore the increased tax rate will bring the taxes paid on these properties in line with the services provided.

Business Improvement District (BID)
The Business Improvement District was established to assist local business people and property owners in revitalizing their business, as well as expanding trade and commerce in their district.

The City of Yorkton provides administrative assistance to the BID by collecting a levy established by the business community from each property owner located within the BID district.  These funds are then used by the BID for various activities such as:  streetscaping, lighting, marketing and promotion of programs, etc.

The levy is based upon a flat fee of $200.00 per property plus 0.32 mills of total tax assessment. 

Mill Rate and Tax Calculation
To determine what the municipal mill rates will be the City first calculates how much property tax revenue is needed for operating and capital costs for the year.  From there we determine what portion of property taxes are to be collected from commercial and residential property owners.  The total revenue required is then divided by the taxable assessment, with the result being the applicable mill rate.  The mill rate may change from year to year depending on the tax revenue required and possible changes to the assessment base.

Subclass
City
School
YBID
Total
Base Tax
Gallagher
Center
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Agricultural
7.58
1.43
9.01
Non-arable land
7.58
1.43
9.01
Residential
5.00
4.12
9.12
$735.00
$100.00
Residential - Vacant Land
38.20
4.12
42.32
Condominium
5.00
4.12
9.12
$735.00
$100.00
Multi-Unit - 4 to 7
5.00
4.12
9.12
*$735.00
*$100.00
Multi-Unit High Density
4.50
4.12
8.62
*$661.50
*$90.00
Multi-Unit-Vacant Land
38.20
4.12
42.32
 
Commercial BID
19.10
6.27
0.32
25.69
$200.00

Commercial BID-Vacant Land

38.20
6.27
0.32
44.79
$200.00
Commercial General
19.10
6.27
25.37
Commercial - Industrial
16.24
6.27
22.51
 
Commercial - Vacant Land
38.20
6.27
44.47
Commercial - Warehouse
14.33
6.27
20.60
Commercial - Warehouse BID
14.33
6.27
0.32
20.92
$200.00
Elevators
19.10
6.27
25.37
Halls
14.33
6.27
20.60
Mall
29.00
6.27
35.27
 
Railway R of Way
19.10
6.27
25.37

Payment Options
The City accepts cash, cheque or debit payments at City Hall or through your financial institution.

Credit card payments are only available online. Transaction fees are paid by the customer directly to the third party service provider.
To pay with your credit card please click here.

Electronic payments can be made for taxes, water and accounts receivable through your financial institution.
When setting up, choose:
        City – Yorkton – Taxes – 10 digits

Payments must be received in our office on or before June 30, 2017.  Payments made through your financial institution take a few days to be forwarded to our office.  To ensure payments are received inour office prior to the end of the month please allow ample time for mail delivery and processing time from your financial institute.  Penalties are applied the 1st of each month.

TIPPS - Tax Installment Payment Plan Service
TIPPS is a service we provide to allow you to prepay your taxes in monthly installments.

Payments are automatically withdrawn from your bank account on the 10th business day of each month.  The withdrawal date may vay slightly at each financial institution.

To ensure your taxes are paid by June 30th, the monthly withdrawal is calculated by taking the current tax bill and dividing it by the number of months between your enrollment date and May of the upcoming year.  In June the amount withdrawn from your account is the difference between the previous year's taxes and the the payments we received over that time period.

For TIPPS FAQ and application form please click here

You may also access the banking information change form or the cancellation form.

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Where do my 2017 tax dollars go?
(Based on 2017 Operating & Capital Budget)

 

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