COVID-19 Protocols at the RM Office - Updated August 31, 2021
The Municipal Office is open to the public, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4:30pm.
We request that if attending our offices, the following be adhered to:
- If you are experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms, please do not attend our offices.
- All meetings to be done by appointment if possible; please call or email to make an appointment.
- Anyone entering the office must wear a mask as per public health orders.
- Our office has social distancing stickers on the floor and we ask that you adhere to these distancing protocols.
- Hand sanitizers are available and we request that anyone entering the office sanitize upon entry.
We request that ratepayers use remote payment options for property tax payments when possible. These options include mailing a cheque, paying through online banking or using the dropbox located at the entrance of the Municipal Office (leave cheque in envelope with your Roll Number written on it - do not leave cash). Any tax or general inquiries should be submitted through our Service Tracker system.
Property Tax Information
How are Property Taxes Calculated
Property taxes are calculated by applying municipal and school mill rates against the portioned assessment of your property. For calculating taxes, one mill represents $1.00 of taxes for every $1,000.00 of portioned assessment.
Property tax statements are issued in June of each year in accordance with the latest property ownership information provided to the Municipality. If an ownership change has occurred, please forward the property tax statement to the current owner or return it immediately to the Municipal Office. Failure to receive a bill does not excuse an owner from responsibility for payment of taxes or application of late penalties.
CHANGE FOR 2021 - A discount of 2% is applied for early payment of current taxes up to and including September 15. Current taxes are payable at par from September 16 to October 31. This discount also applies to any pre-payments made prior to the Tax Statements being mailed out.
NOTE: 2021 WILL BE THE FINAL YEAR FOR ANY DISCOUNTS ON PROPERTY TAXES.
Taxes are due by October 31. Penalty on arrears is calculated at 1.25% per month commencing on November 1. Penalties are calculated and added on the first day of each month that the taxes remain unpaid. Lands in arrears for more than one year will be subject to tax sale. Arrears that are shown on your tax bill are subject to further penalties.
The effective date for payments made to the R.M. of St. Andrews will be the actual day of receipt by the Municipal Office. To avoid late fees, mail in a postdated cheque and allow ample time for the payment to be received at the office or allow 4 to 5 business days for online payments to be processed by your financial institution and the R.M. of St. Andrews financial institution.
For your convenience, there is a dropbox located at the entrance of the Municipal Office for those who are unable to attend during office hours.
Tax receipts will only be issued upon request.
There are a number of ways to pay your annual property taxes.
Mail a cheque payable to the R.M. of St. Andrews together with the bottom stub portion of the tax bill to:
R.M. of St. AndrewsP.O. Box 130Clandeboye, MB R0C 0P0
Note: Please write your roll number on the cheque and ensure your envelope is post marked before the due date. Post dated cheques are welcome.
2. In Person at 500 Railway Avenue:
Payment can be made at the Municipal Office located at 500 Railway Avenue in Clandeboye. We accept cash, cheque and debit. Credit cards are not accepted.
Set up a payment option for property taxes with your financial institution (shown below), using your roll number as your account number. To do this, you must access your existing on-line bill payment system through your financial institution's website and add the R.M. of St. Andrews as a Payee. You will then use your Roll Number, without the decimal, as the account number. The account number must be a total of 9 digits. Please be sure to allow at least 5 business days for processing of payment.
If you have a roll no. with 4 digits such as 1917 - you would enter 001917000 (two zeros in front and 3 at the end)
If you have a roll no. with 5 digits such as 43605 - you would enter 043605000 (one zero in front and 3 at the end)
If you have a roll no. with 6 digits such as 652300 - you would enter 652300000 (three zeros at the end)
Payee: St Andrews, Rm-Property Taxes(Mb),
Regional Municipality, Taxes
Payee: St. Andrews (Rural Mun)
Payee: St. Andrews (RM of)
Payee: STANDREWS (RM) TAXES (MB)
4. Tax Installment Payment Program (TIPP):
Allows ratepayers to have automatic monthly withdrawals from their bank accounts. To obtain a TIPP form, please click here: TIPP Application Form.
5. Installment Payments:
Monthly payments can be made either by coming into the Municipal Office or by mailing in postdated cheques and payments will be applied to the tax account.
6. After Hours:
Drop off an envelope containing a cheque or money order together with the bottom portion of the tax bill in the dropbox located at the entrance to the Municipal Office at 500 Railway Avenue in Clandeboye. Do not leave cash.
- Cheque (payable to R.M. of St. Andrews) - can be postdated; be sure to include the bottom stub portion of your tax bill with the cheque and write your roll number on it
- Debit - check with your financial institution prior to attending our office to ensure your purchase limit is high enough for the amount you wish to pay as many debit cards have daily limits
We currently DO NOT accept credit card payments.
Tax Sale Proceedings for Properties in Arrears of Taxes
Any ratepayer who is 2 years in arrears of taxes will be notified that their property will be going into tax sale if not paid by a specific date. Each year the municipality holds a public auction which is advertised in the Selkirk Record as well as posted on the home page of our website under Municipal News. This notice will list all the details of the auction along with a list of the properties up for sale. TAXervice manages the entire tax sale process for the municipality. Property owners have right until the time of the auction to redeem the property. If a property goes into tax sale proceedings, extra costs will be added for advertising, legal fees etc.
Tax Credit Programs
Manitoba Education Property Tax Credit (EPTC)
Whether you own or rent your home, you could be eligble to save up to $525 with the Education Property Tax Credit (EPTC). This Provincial Tax Credit is provided to help cover the school taxes you pay, or a portion of your rent either directly on your municipal property tax bill or through your income tax return. To find out more about the EPTC, go to the Province of Manitoba's Manitoba Tax Assistance webpage.
The EPTC Advance can only be claimed on a homeowner's principal residence.
In order to qualify for the EPTC Advance on your taxes:
1. The property must be your principal residence.
2. The property must be assessed as a single residential dwelling.
3. The homeowner cannot be receiving the credit on another home elsewhere in the Province.
If you rent an apartment, then you may be entitled to the tax credit, however you will need to claim the tax credit on your income tax return.
If you have not received the EPTC on your current year's property tax bill, you will need to claim the tax credit for the current year on your income tax return.
In order to apply to have the credit added to your next year's property tax bill , you will need to fill out a Self-Declaration Form which can be obtained from the R.M. of St. Andrews Municipal Office.
New in 2021 - In addition to this, the Province of Manitoba will be mailing out rebate cheques to qualifying property owners around October when St. Andrews taxes are due. In 2021, home and farm owners will receive a 25% rebate, which will increase to 50% in 2022. Other property owners will see a 10% rebate this year. More information about the rebate can be found on the Province of Manitoba's website.
Farmland School Tax Rebate
If you own farmland in Manitoba, you may be eligible for a rebate on the farmland portion of your school taxes. This tax rebate program is offered/funded by the Province of Manitoba. More information can be found on the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation's (MASC) website.
If you received a rebate in 2020, you will automatically receive a pre-filled 2021 application form in the mail late summer.
In accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, no personal identifiers are included in the Government of Manitoba property assessment search database. You are able to search for property assessment information (using the legal description, roll number, or street address) by clicking on the link below.
You may also contact the Assessment Branch in Selkirk at (204) 785-5092 to inquire about your property assessment information.