Taxation

PROPERTY TAX

  • Residential (minimum $350.00) - 9.5mils
  • Vacant Land - (min. $100.00) - 9.5 mils 
  • Wharf & Stages - (min. $30.00) - 9.5 mils
  • Commercial (minimum $350.00) - 10.5 mils
  • Seal Processing Plant - 15.5 mils

POLL TAX (NON-PROPERTY OWNER)

  • $300.00


 
WATER AND SEWER RATES

  • Residential Water and Sewer                                    - $35.00/month or $420.00/year
  • Residential Water Only                                              - $26.00/month or $312.00/year
  • Residential Sewer Only                                             - $15.00/month or $180.00/year
  • Commercial Water & Sewer                                      - $47.00/month or $564.00/year
  • Commercial Water Only                                             - $32.00/month or $384.00/year
  • Commercial Sewer Only                                             - $150.00/month or $1800.00/year
  • Water/Sewer (Schools)                                               - $215.00/month or $2,580.00/year
  • Water/Sewer (Personal Care Homes)                        - $165.00/month or $1,980.00/year
  • Vacant Property with a Dwelling (more than 1 year)  - $100.00/year

BUSINESS TAX (minimum $350.00 per year)

  • Class I - Pharmaceutical & General Store Combined, Professional Services, Insurance Companies. 36 mils 
  • Class II - Construction Companies, Salvage Companies, Plumbing & Electrical, Sawmills. 18.25 mils 
  • Class III - Personal Care Homes. 5 mils 
  • Class IV - Grocery & Hardware Stores Combined, Lounges, Novelty Shops.13.50 mils 
  • Class V - Service (Gas) Stations, Body shops, Clothing Stores, Home Furnishing Stores, Restaurants, Take-outs, Auto Supplies, Cleaning Supplies. 13 mils 
  • Class VI - Convenience Stores, Hair Salons, Meat Cutting, Daycare Facilities, Flea Markets, Bed & Breakfast Units. 12.50 mils 
  • Class VII - Funeral Homes. 30 mils 
  • Class VIII - Financial Institutions. 50 mils 
  • Class IX - Hotels. 12 mils 
  • Class X - Processing Plants. 50 mils Business with no property to assess ..... .3125% of Gross Revenue or $500.00 whichever is greater. 
  • Utilities/Cable Companies - 2.5% of Gross Revenue
*All Property, Business and Poll Tax payable by May 31, 2017. 
* All taxes not paid by May 31st will be subject to interest of 2% compounded monthly commencing on June 1st unless the payee has submitted an equal installment application to the town clerk.
*Deadline for exemption from Poll Tax is June 30, 2017.
*Water & Sewer must be paid quarterly.  If quarterly balances are not paid in full as of March 31st , June 30th, Sept 30th or Dec 30th, they will be subject to a 2% interest charge compounded monthly on the outstanding balance owed.


BUILDING PERMIT AND LICENSES

  1. FENCING (NEW) - $10.00
  2. PATIO - $10.00
  3. LANDSCAPING - $10.00
  4. RENOVATING OR REPAIRS TO EXISTING BUILDING - $10.00
  5. PAVING DRIVEWAYS - $10.00
  6. DEMOLITION ($100.00 DEPOSIT REQUIRED) - $10.00
  7. STORAGE SHED - $10.00
  8. RELOCATION OF BUILDING - $20.00
  9. NEW HOUSING UNITS AND MOBILE HOMES - $50.00
  10. EXTENSION TO HOUSES AND MOBILE HOMES - $20.00
  11. NEW COMMERCIAL BUILDING - $100.00
  12. EXTENSION TO COMMERCIAL BUILDING - $75.00
  13. RENOVATIONS TO COMMERCIAL BUILDING - $50.00
  14. NEW COMMERCIAL LICENSES - $20.00
  15. VENDORS LICENSE - $20.00
  16. WATER RECONNECTION FEE (AFTER HOURS) - ACTUAL COST
  17. WATER RECONNECTION FEE (NON-PAYMENT OF TAXES) - $50.00
  18. TAX CERTIFICATE - $50.00
  19. NSF CHEQUES - $50.00
ALL PERMITS EXPIRE AFTER 1 YEAR WITH THE EXCEPTION OF #9 and #11 WHICH EXPIRE IN 2 YEARS.