The provincial government will charge municipalities more for their RCMP services beginning next month.
In total the province will collect another $1.3 million for policing from small towns and RMs.
On average that's about an eight per cent hike.
People living in communities with an RCMP detachment will experience a higher increase than those who do not.
Those who have detachments will have to pay $4.20 more and those without a detachment will pay $2.60 more per person.
"For my municipality it's going to be in the neighbourhood of about $700 to $1,000 increase, total, for us for policing costs in our budget, so I think it's something we can handle," said Dave Marit, president of the province's association of rural municipalities.
Marit is a councillor in the RM of Willow Bunch, about 190 kilometres south-west of Regina.
The province will also be increasing fees for other services, including the agricultural sector as well as fees associated with the Ministry of Justice.