Bay Bulls Waste Recovery Facilities Site is open to the public on Tuesdays & Thursdays from noon to 4:00 PM AND Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The following materials will be accepted at the waste recovery facilities:
- All non-hazardous, non-organic solid waste generated from domestic and smallbusiness sources.
- Small scale construction and demolition debris such as scrap wood and shingles. All construction and demolition debris must be no longer than 4 feet.
All inquiries relating to the garbage collection should be directed to the Eastern Waste Management Office at 579-7960.
Town of Witless Bay
TOWN OF WITLESS BAY
2018 TAX STRUCTURE, RATES & FEES
Residential property 4 mills
Commercial property 8 mills
Minimum Residential property $500.00
Autobody/Service Stations 13 mills
B & B/Efficiency Units 5 mills
Bank/Financial Institutions 40 mills
Fish Plants 15 mills
General Commercial 12 mills
Heavy Equipment/Construction 50 mills
Personal Care/Retirement Homes 6 mills
No fixed address 5% of Gross Revenue
Utilities 2.5% of Gross Revenue
Minimum Business Tax $250.00
Permits – Residential:
New home construction $125.00
Excavation (for residential & commercial) $50.00
Accessory bldgs. extensions/fences & demolition $50.00
Permits – Commercial:
New Buildings & Extensions 40 cents per sq. ft. per floor, min. $250.00
Permit to Operate Business $150.00
Permit to Operate Home-based Business $100.00
Application fee $25.00
Discretionary Use/Advertisement $250.00 (minimum)
Tax Certificate – Residential $250.00
Tax Certificate – Commercial $400.00
Subdivision Development Fee:
Per Lot $300.00 to be paid by developer prior to issuance of permit
Discounts – Applicable to property tax only:
5% on current property tax, if payment of all outstanding debts (current and prior taxes or otherwise) are paid in full by March 31, 2018.
Residential property owners in receipt of the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) may be eligible for a 10% property tax reduction. A mandatory application providing proof of eligibility by way of an entitlement letter from Services Canada confirming receipt of GIS is required. See the Town’s website witlessbay.ca or stop by the office during regular office hours for the application and instructions on how to obtain the entitlement letter.
All taxes are due and payable by May 31, 2018. Taxes not paid by May 31, 2018, or without payment arrangements being made, will be charged a rate of 18% per annum, compounded monthly, retroactive from January.
Acceptable payment options: Visa, MasterCard, Debit, and pre-authorized payments. If acceptable arrangements are made with the Town before March 31, 2018 to have accounts paid in full by November 30, 2018, no interest will be applied to the account.