Town of Witless Bay

Town of Witless Bay

Tax Structure

Town of Witless Bay

2017 Tax Structure, Rates and Fees

For Property owners in Receipt of Guaranteed Income Supplement

Application for 10% Residential Property Tax Reduction - Click HERE

Property Tax:

Residential Property 4 mils

Commercial Property 8 mils

Minimum Residential Property Tax $500.00

Business Tax

Personal Care/Retirement Homes 6 mils

Fish Plants 15 mils

Heavy Equipment/Construction 50 mils

Autobody/Service Stations 13 mils

General Commercial 12 mils

Bank/Financial Institutions 40 mils

B & B/Inn/Efficiency Units 5 mils

No fixed address 5% of Gross Revenue

Utilities 2.5% of Gross Revenues

Minimum Business Tax 250.00


New Home Construction $125.00

Accessory bldgs./Extensions/Fences/Demolition $ 50.00

Tax Certificates $250.00


New Building & Extensions 40 cents per sq. ft. per floor, min. $250

Renovations $150.00

Permit to Operate Business $150.00

Permit to Operate Business - Home based $100.00

Tax Certificates $400.00

Permit application fee $ 25.00

NSF Charges $ 40.00

Discretionary Use/Advertisement $250.00 (min.)

Crown Land application fee $100.00

Subdivision Development Fee

Per Lot $300.00 To be paid by developer prior to issuance of permits


All residents of Witless Bay are entitled to a 5% discount on residential taxes if paid by March 31/17. Seniors are entitled to a 10% total discount for the entire year.


All taxes are due and payable by May 31, 2017. Any taxes not paid by May 31, 2017, or without arrangements being made, will be charged a rate of 18% per annum, compounded monthly, effective from January.

Payment Arrangements

The Town of Witless Bay accepts Visa, Mastercard, debit, and pre-authorized payments. If acceptable arrangements are made with the Town before March 31/17 to have accounts paid in full by November 30, 2017, no interest will be applied to the account.