Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of the most frequently asked questions and answers of staff at the Rural Municipality of West St Paul Municipal Office.
Feel free to contact us if you still require more information to your question:
How much does it cost for a tax certificate?
The cost for a tax certificate is $40
Where can I hunt?
No hunting is permitted in the R.M. of West St. Paul.
I want to put an access/driveway on to my property, what do I need to do?
An approach permit must be obtained from the R.M. Office. The culvert must be purchased by the homeowner/builder and also installed by same, but before the culvert is back filled, the homeowner/builder must contact the R.M. office so that our Public Works Superintendent can go out and verify that the culvert is at the correct elevation and placement. Once it has been inspected, the homeowner/builder will be advised that everything is ok and that the culvert can be back filled.
Where do I find out information on zoning and building permits?
Red River Planning District
806-A Manitoba Avenue, Selkirk, MB
Phone: 1- 800-876-5831
When are taxes due?
2018 taxes are due September 28 by 4:30pm.
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.
Do you accept post dated cheques?
Yes we accept post dated cheques.
Do you send out monthly tax statements?
No, the tax bills are printed by Intergovernmental Affairs and will be mailed out once during May or early June of the year.
I mailed in my tax payment at the end of September. I just received my paid receipt and it shows that there is a balance owing. Why?
Payment was likely received after the due date. Payment MUST be received by 4:30 p.m. on the last business day in September to prevent late payment charges.
I paid my taxes on-line at the end of September. I just received my paid receipt and it shows that there is a balance owing. Why?
Payment was likely received after the due date. Payment MUST be received by 4:30 p.m. on the last business day in September to prevent late payment charges. Residents who choose to make on-line payments must allow sufficient time for the payment to be processed by their financial institution - generally, this is 4-5 business days. See our On-line Payments Policy here.
I sent in a payment for the amount that was stated on my tax bill but yet 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.
When are tax penalties charged?
Penalties of 1.25% will be added on the first day of every month that you are in arrears.
What if I do not receive my tax statement?
Tax statements are usually mailed out in June of each year. Please notify the Municipal office if you have not received a tax statement bill as you are still responsible for paying your taxes.
Who do I contact with questions about my mailbox or to replace my mail box key?
Please contact Canada Post for any questions you have regarding your mail service. You can reach Canada Post at 1-800-267-1277 or 1-866-607-6301.