ASSESSMENT ROLL NOTICE
TOWN OF PILOT BUTTE
Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll for the Town of Pilot Butte for the year 2017 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the assessor from 9:00 am to noon and 1 pm to 5 pm on the following days: Monday to Friday, March 17 to May 17, 2017, excluding Friday, April 14, 2017.
A bylaw pursuant to section 214 of The Municipalities Act has been passed and the assessment notices have been sent as required.
Any person who wishes to appeal against his or her assessment is required to file his or her notice of appeal, accompanied by a $75.00 appeal fee which will be returned if the appeal is successful, with: The Assessor or Secretary, Town of Pilot Butte, Box 253, Pilot Butte, SK. S0G 3Z0 by the 17th day of May, 2017.
Dated this 17th day of March, 2017.
Understanding Your Assessment
Property assessment is the process of determining a property’s assessed value for tax purposes. For 2017, the Saskatchewan Management Assessment Agency (SAMA) has valuations that may more closely resemble a current market value for most properties in the area. The 2017 valuations used the base date of January 1, 2015. The assessed value is not the selling price of your home but starting with the revaluation in 2013, SAMA’s assessed value may more closely resemble a current market value for most properties in an area. Property Assessment is NOT the same as property taxes.
Taxable Assessed Value vs Assessed Value
Now that your property has an “assessed value” (which may more closely equal the current market value of your home), it is then multiplied by a percentage of value established by the provincial government for that type of property. The result is the “taxable assessed value” of the property. While your assessment may have increased considerably it may not mean your taxes will. Most Council’s and School Divisions begin mill rate deliberations based on the previous year levy as a starting point.
The Town of Pilot Butte along with all other municipalities and the school divisions then multiply the “taxable assessed value” by their corresponding mill rates to produce property tax levies.
The classes of property and their percentages of value (to obtain the taxable assessed value) are:
|Classification||Percentage of Value|
|Commercial and industrial||100%|
The Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency, SAMA, coordinates a full revaluation of all properties in the province every four years to coincide with a new base date. The previous revaluation was completed in 2013 using January 1, 2011 as the base date. The 2017 revaluation uses
January 1, 2015 as the base date.
2017 Assessment Notice
The assessment notice that you received in the mail this week, shows the assessed and taxable value of your property for 2017 and forward. The assessment roll is now open for inspection to the public for a period of 60 days as this is a revaluation year. If you would like to discuss your properties valuation, please contact SAMA directly at 306-924-8080 and they will review your detailed property profile with you. You may also look at your assessed value and the values of other homes in your area on SAMAview at http://sama.sk.ca/sama/.
SAMA will be holding Open Houses for residents who might like to review their assessments with a SAMA Appraiser. If you have any questions or concerns about your assessment at all, please book an appointment by Tuesday, April 18th 4:00 pm in order for the SAMA representative to become familiar with your property and concerns! If you would like to book an appointment, please call 306-781-4547 or email . They will be held in Pilot Butte Thursday, April 20th and
Friday, April 21st from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers located in the Pilot Butte Recreation Complex. The Council Chambers can be accessed by entering through the library doors. Thank you.
If, after reviewing your assessment with SAMA, you still feel an error has been made on your valuation, the classification, the assessment roll or the assessment notice, you can appeal. “Assessment too high” is not a sufficient reason for appeal and may be rejected. It is your responsibility to make a case to the Board of Revision. An appeal form is enclosed with the assessment notice. You must file your appeal before the appeal period is over, which is 60 days in a revaluation year. This can be done, but must be received in the town office prior to the appeal period closing which is Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by 5:00 pm, in person or by ordinary or registered mail to:
Secretary of the Board of Revision
Town of Pilot Butte
Pilot Butte, SK S0G 3Z0
There is a $75 fee which is refundable if your appeal is successful. This $75 must accompany all appeal forms.
Only your property assessment can be appealed, not taxes or mill rates. Appeals cannot be based on the fact that you feel your taxes are too high. The grounds for appeal must be detailed. It is your responsibility to make a case to the board of revision.
Questions regarding your assessment can be directed to:
SAMA - (306) 924-8080
Pilot Butte Town Office - (306) 781-4547
An appeal against your assessment value does not exempt you from paying taxes. If you wish to take advantage of the discounts that are offered for early payment of taxes, you must pay your taxes within the discount period. If the appeal is successful, an adjustment will be made to your account and the appeal fee will be refunded.