The Assessment Process & Its Relation to Taxes

SAMA will first determine an assessed value for properties. After that, a provincial government tax policy is applied. The policy multiplies a percentage formula against the assessed value, producing what is called the taxable value.

In 2009 SAMA introduced SAMAView on its website. Now anyone can do an online search for property assessment information in municipalities where assessment services are provided by SAMA.


Provincial Property Classes & Percentages of Value

  • (A) Agriculture: 55%
  • (B) Commercial: 85%
  • (E) Elevators: 85%
  • (N) Non-arable (Range): 45%
  • (P) Railway: 85%
  • (R) Residential: 80%

2021 Municipal Mill Rate

The R.M. of Biggar has set the Mill Rate for 2021 at 8.6. 

Calculating Your Estimated 2021 Municipal

To assist with estimating your 2021 property tax levy we have illustrated example for the different property tax classes. 

The Taxable Assessment required for calculation is shown on the assessment notice for land and improvements by class. 

For Example

Property ClassTaxable AssessmentMill RateMunicipal Mill Rate FactorMunicipal Tax Levy
Agriculture (55%)100,0008.6.55$473.00

Taxable Assessment x (Mill Rate) 8.6/1000 x (Mill Rate Factor) .55 equals your Municipal Tax Levy

Property Tax Arrears & Penalty

Taxes are due December 31, annually; all outstanding amounts are subject to a 1% per month (12% annually) penalty which is applied January 1st and each month thereafter.


The RM of Biggar collects property taxes on behalf of two other taxing authorities; Sun West School Division and St. Paul’s R.C.S.S.D. The Government of Saskatchewan has set the 2021 Education Property Tax (EPT) mill rates to be levied with respect to every school division and property tax for the 2021 taxation year.

Established Mill Rates

For 2021 the Sun West (Public) School Division and the St. Paul’s R.C.S.S.D. will both continue to use the education property tax mill rate established by the province as follows:

  • 1.36 mills for agricultural property classes
  • 4.46 mills for residential, seasonal and multi-unit property classes
  • 6.75 mills for commercial/industrial property classes;



The RM of Biggar borrowed $1,200,000.00 in August 2013 to assist financially with other rural municipalities, the Town of Biggar, and Heartland Health Region in constructing the new Diamond Lodge in the Town of Biggar. The municipality collects a special levy of .703 mills from each property to repay the loan. This special levy will discontinue in 2023.