Tax Rates

Tax Rates

The following rates were adopted for 2019.

2019 Property Tax

Residential : 5.75Mils ($ 500.00 minimum)

Commercial : 6.25Mils ($ 500.00 minimum)

Small Structures: 5.75 Mils ($ 500 minimum)

2019 Water & Sewer Rates

2019 Water Rate: $192.00/yr

2019 Sewer Rate:  $48.00/yr

Commercial Water Rate:  $290/yr or as established by Council under Sec 131.

2019 Business Tax Mil Rates

Automotive/Corner Stores:   14.5

Banks/Financial:    14.9

Barber Shops:   39.0

Catalogue Sales Offices:     4.8

Clothing Retail:   14.5

Coffee Shop:     7.4

Consulting Services:   34.0

Convenience Stores:   15.0

Craft/Specialty Stores:     19.3

Crude Oil Storage/Transshipment:     2.0

Esthetic Salons (spa):     7.3

Equipment Rentals:   31.9

Fish buying facilities:   21.2

Flower shop/greenhouses:   16.7

Funeral Homes:   18.9

Gas Stations:   14.6

General Commercial/Supermarket:   13.5

Grocery Stores:   26.5

Hair Salons:   39.0

Hair Salon (HBB):     6.1

Hardware Stores:   29.0

Inspection/laboratory Services: 132.0

Insurance Services:   23.0

Marine Sales:  3.29

Motel/Clubs/Lounges:   14.2

Personal Care Homes:     2.9

Pharmacies/Drug Stores:   16.5

Pilotage Services:   20.0

Processing Plants:  21.2

Trucking Firms:   29.8

Utility/Cable Television at 2.5% of Gross revenue

Business of no-fixed property 0.3125% of Gross revenue

Minimum Commercial Business Tax: $150.00

Minimum Business Tax for

Home Based Businesses:  $25.00

FIRE PROTECTION FEES

Fire protection fee (Arnold’s Cove Station):  $125.00 per household per year

INTEREST RATES

Interest Rate on overdue accounts after May 31, 2019 due date: 2% per month (24% annually) simply interest

BUILDING PERMIT FEE STRUCTURE

Residential Construction $25.00

Extension to Houses $25.00

Accessory buildings $25.00

COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION/RENOVATIONS

$0 – $5,000.00 $25.00

Over $5,000.00 One half percent (.5%) of construction cost to a maximum of $1,000.00.

INDUSTRIAL (LIGHT/HEAVY) CONSTRUCTION/RENOVATIONS

$0 – $5,000.00 $25.00

Over $5,000.00 One half percent (0.5%) of construction cost to a maximum of $50,000.00.

OTHER FEES/CHARGES

Demolition Permits: $25.00

Advertising Devices: (signs) $25.00

Permit Renewals:  $10.00

Water Disconnect Fee: $50.00

Tax Certificates:  $25.00

Roadside vendors/direct sellers permit fees: $150.00 annual, $75.00 seasonal, $25.00 daily

Property assessment appeal fee: $25.00

Backhoe hire/truck hire:  $75.00/hr