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Tax Information 
 
When are taxes due? 
Taxes are due on October 31st of each year. 

Is there a discount for paying taxes early? 
Yes, there is a 2% discount if taxes are paid before July 31. Discount is also applied to any prepayments of taxes. 

What if I want to make an early payment for taxes? 
Any tax payments that are paid prior to receipt of the tax bill will be credited towards the tax account and receive the appropriate 2% discount. 

Do you send out monthly tax statements? 
No, the tax bills are printed by the Province - Manitoba Municipal Relations and will be mailed out once during the middle of the year. 

When are tax bills sent out? 
Tax bills are usually mailed out in June or beginning of July of each year. 

I mailed in my tax payment at the end of October. I just received my paid receipt and it shows that there is a balance owing. Why? 
Payment was likely received after October 31. If there is no postmark by Canada Post (or if it is illegible), then we stamp it as the date received at our office and you will be charged penalty for the month of November for late payment. 

I sent in a payment for the amount that was stated on my tax bill but I received a receipt showing there are still taxes owing? Why? 
If there were arrears owing on the tax statement, then the tax amount due would change each month because of the monthly penalty charge. 

What is the penalty/interest rate charged? 
1 ΒΌ% interest rate charged per month.

I never received a paid receipt for my taxes, why?
The RM of St. Andrews no longer mails out paid receipts for taxes unless requested by the property owner. This change came into effect to save tax dollars on postage for these significant mailings each year. We would be more than happy to mail, fax or email a paid tax receipt if requested.
 
How much does it cost for a tax certificate? 
The cost for a tax certificate is $50. A tax certificate is a document confirming that taxes have been paid or indicate what amount is owing. This is usually requested by lawyers when ownership changes are taking place.
 
Do you offer automatic monthly withdrawals for tax payments?
The R.M. of St. Andrews does offer this service and it is called TIPPS.  You need to complete this form and attach a void cheque and submit to our office indicating the amount that you would like withdrawn each month.  Payments will always be taken out on the last day of the month.  If you would like to change your amount at any time, please complete this form and submit to our office.  If you would like to cancel payments, you must submit something to the municipality in writing indicating cancellation and the appropriate tax roll information.


Building and Development Information 

I want to put an access/driveway on to my property, what is required? 
Click here for information on the Private Approach permit process. 

Where do I find out information on zoning and building permits? 
Click here for information on zoning and building permits. 

I want to know about septic fields and wastewater issues, who do I contact? 
You would contact the Environment Office in Selkirk. They are located at 446 Main Street. You may call 785-5023 for further information. This is also where you would obtain permits for installing a new septic field/injector system etc.
 
 
Waste Disposal Ground Information (Clandeboye and Earl Grey)

What days are the Waste Disposal Grounds open?
 
Do I have to be a resident to use the Waste Disposal Grounds?
Yes you must be a resident and you must have your refuse permit to gain access to the sites and if you do not have your refuse permit, access will be denied.  If you have lost your refuse permit, a new one can be obtained from the Municipal Office for a replacement charge of $10.
 
What are the tipping fee amounts for hauling certain items to the waste disposal grounds?
Tipping Fee Amounts
 
Do you have any recycling depots and if so, where are they located?
Yes we have 5 recycling depots - to find out where they are located and what is accepted, click here.
 
Do the Waste Disposal Grounds accept e-Waste (used electronics)? 
Yes you may take your e-Waste to both waste disposal grounds and they will be taken away for recycling.
 
 
Dog Licencing 

How many dogs can I have on my property before I have to get a kennel licence? 
You can have three dogs on your property before you are required to get a kennel licence. 

Do I have to obtain a dog licence for my dogs? 
Yes, a dog licence must be obtained on a yearly basis for each dog. If the dog is spayed/neutered, the cost is $12 and if it isn't spayed/neutered, the cost is $40. If paying by cheque it is made payable to "RM of St. Andrews". We require the owner's name, address, phone number, breed of dog, color of dog and rabies certificate number. The tags can be obtained from the Municipal Office in Clandeboye or you can mail the information in with a cheque and the tag(s) can be mailed out.  You can complete the following form and submit with your payment - Dog Licence Application Form.
 

General Information

Where can I hunt? 
To access a hunting area map, click here.
 
 I don't know where a certain road is located in the municipality, how can I find out where it is?
You can click here to view our Road Reference Manual which has detailed instructions on how to find a specific road located within our Municipality.