Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll for the Town of Lashburn for the year 2021 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the assessor from
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the following days: Monday to Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Fridays, May 7th, 2021 to July 7th, 2021 (except holidays).
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 $250.00 appeal fee payable to the Town of Lashburn, which will be returned if the appeal is successful, with: Joshua Langill, Secretary of the Board of Revision, Box 208, Maidstone, SK S0M 1M0 by 4:00 p.m. on the 7th day of July, 2021.
It is the assessed owner’s responsibility to ensure the appeal has been received at the above noted address by 4:00 p.m. on the 7th day of July, 2021.
Dated this 7th day of May, 2021.
Legislation requires that all properties in Saskatchewan be revalued once every four years. 2021 is a revaluation year with the base date being January 1, 2019. The values set out are therefore based on what your property would have been valued at on January 1, 2019. Please note that your assessment value is not the amount of taxes you pay. At this time the mill rate has not been set by council, therefore the amount of taxes that will be levied on your property is not available at this time.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is assessment?
Property assessment is the process of determining an assessed value for taxation purposes. Assessed value is not necessarily the selling price of your property or even what your insurance company or bank would consider the value of your property. Generally, the assessed value is now close to average market values for most types of property in the municipality. The calculations used to determine assessed value are based on the formulas, rules, and regulations set out by provincial legislation and the Saskatchewan Assessment Manual.
For more information on the calculation of assessed value, please visit the SAMA website (www.sama.sk.ca).
Additional information regarding Property Assessment and Taxation can be found on the Government of Saskatchewan website at www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/taxes-and-investments/property-taxes
Why would my property’s value change?
In addition to it being a revaluation year, fair values change for various reasons, such as:
- additions, upgrades, or other building changes have been recorded;
- buildings have been removed or replaced
- land subdivision has occurred.
Where do assessment appraisers get the information to calculate the fair value of my property?
The Town of Lashburn contracts SAMA to set values to properties within the municipality. Assessment appraisers review information about your property obtained from recorded property characteristics, building permits, site visits, land title information, maps, photos, and sales data. Using this information, they calculate your fair value assessment using a variety of appraisal techniques similar to what a realtor or appraiser would do. It must be remembered, however, that assessors must use mass appraisal and that all values must be fair and equitable with similar properties.
For more information and to view your property reports, please visit SAMAView at www.sama.sk.ca
If I am not satisfied with my assessment, what can I do?
Contact SAMA at 1-800-824-2570 and ask to speak to an assessment appraiser in respect to your property. They will explain how your assessment was determined and can once again confirm the accuracy of the records and explain the steps that need to be taken should changes be required. The assessment appraiser may also be able to provide you with other information that may assist you with your inquiry. Alternatively, you can contact the Town Office to get more information. You will need to make an appointment if you’d like to meet in person, please contact the Office at (306) 285-3533 to set up a time.
If I am still not satisfied after speaking with an assessor, what is my next step?
You can appeal your assessment to the Board of Revision following the instructions on your Assessment Notice. Appeals against an assessed value are only accepted for 60 days after the mailing of the assessment notice. The Board of Revision ensures that your assessment is fair and equitable. If you appeal your assessment and the Board makes a change, the decision changes the property assessment value in the year of assessment only and cannot be made retroactive to previous years.
When can I appeal my assessment?
Within 60 days of the assessment roll being advertised, you must give your completed notice of appeal to the Secretary of the Board of Revision. This can be done personally, by ordinary or registered mail, or by email. You must ensure that the appeal notice is in the hands of the Administrator before the close of the 60-day period.
Can I appeal my taxes?
No. Provincial legislation outlines what are considered valid grounds of appeal. Property taxes or the mill rate are not valid reasons for appeal.