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Waste Collection Schedule 2019

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Public Notice - On Street Parking Ban

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Council Meeting Broadcast

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Boil Order - Dunville

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Marine Atlantic Passenger Schedule


Tax Structure 2019

Taxation rates and fee structures for the Town of Placentia, both for business and for residential properties, can be found in the listing below.

Property Tax

Property Tax

6.2 mils

Commercial Property Tax

9.0 mils

Minimum Property Tax


Minimum Vacant Land Tax



Business Tax
Non-Profit Organization 8.5 mils
Hospitality/Hotels/B & B 10.5 mils
General Business/Greenhouses 18 mils
Drug & Jewelry Stores 20 mils
Take-outs 18 mils


24 mils

Industrial Port Operations $300,000
Professional Offices/Educational Facilities 30 mils
Creative Manufacturing 20 mils
Mining, Quarry, Mineral Processing  80 mils or min $2,500
Marshalling Yards - Argentia Industrial $2,500 per 1st acre; $1,000 per additional acres
Importer/Exporter Business Industrial 80 mils or min $10,000
Salvage Yard - Industrial 80 mils or min $10,000
Mail Order House 85 mils
Banks/Finance Companies 125.5 mils
Oil Companies (with fixed place) 125.5 mils
Utilities (Cable/Phone/Oil/Power) 2.5 % of Gross Revenue
All Other Commercial (no fixed place) 2/3 of 1% of Gross Revenue
Minimum Business Commercial $400
Minimum Business Industrial $600
Grant in lieu of Business/Occupancy  23 mils
home construction/additions 18 mils or min $500
painting/electrical/general repairs 18 mils or min $400
waste removal 18 mils or min $500
excavation contractors, mining or quarrying, paving contractors 18 mils or min $500


Water/Sewer Taxes
Metered Water Rates $105.00 per month or 75₵ per 1,000 gallons whichever the greater value
Water Only $312.00
Water/Sewer $380.00
B&Bs/Motels/Hotels/Efficiency Units (4 units or less) $380.00
(Each additional unit) $30.00
Commercial Water/Sewer $380.00
(Each additional unit) $105.00
Apartment Water & Sewer (First unit) $380.00
(Each additional unit) $55.00
Home Based Business Water & Sewer $380

Each additional Unit


Trailer Park (Base Rate) $380.00
(Each trailer) $105.00
Harbour Authorities $520.00
Educational Facilities $380.00 + 5.5 mils
Water/Sewer Industrial Port Operations $400.00 minimun or 9.5 mils


Residential Development Fees & Permits
(see note 1)
Application Processing Fee (when approved a regular permit fee is required to obtain permit) $25.00
NSF Cheque Fee (bank fee + town processing fee) $30.00
Sheds/Patios & Pools $50.00
Residential Extensions Permit $75.00

Residential Building Permit

Front Landscaping (Bylaw 2 years)


$500.00 (100% refundable)

Commercial Non-Residential Building Permit .009 of total project cost or $10,000 
(whichever the greater value)

Commercial Occupancy Permit


Commercial Renovations .009 of total project cost or $150 (whichever the greater value)
Recycler Permit (Yearly Fee) $250.00
Vendor Permit (30 day permit) $50.00
Vendor Permit (1 day) $25.00
Tax Certificate or Letter of Compliance $75.00
Taxi Permit (per taxi per year) $100.00
Discretionary Use, Non Conforming-Use, Zoning Amendments, or Variance Fee $100.00 plus cost
Municipal Plan Amendment for Commercial Dev. $500.00 plus costs

Water (Turn on or off) Fee


New Residential Water Hook Up $150
New Residential Sewer Hook Up $150
New Commercial Water Hook Up actual cost; minimum $350
New Commercial Sewer Hook Up actual cost; minimum $350
Pavement Cutting for Water Hook Up $500
After Hours Call Out Fee - Residential $50
After Hours Call Out Fee - Commercial $150
Mining/Quarry/Marshalling Yard $1,500.00
Quarry Permit Renewal Fee $500.00
Fish Processors/Buyers $500.00

Aquaculture Permit

Permit Fee - Wharf   - Residential

                                     - Commercial




Dog Licences (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31)
Male/Female Spayed $10.00
Female $25.00
Kennel $50.00
Commercial Demolition, Remediation & Related Services Permit 2% cost of work
(see notes)


  1. Any resident/business constructing or renovating before obtaining a permit will be charged a surcharge of 100% of cost of permit up to maximum $500.00.
  2. Fee is 2% of the cost of work, as determined in the contract value of the work, or if no contract value is supplied, an amount estimated by the Town to be the true value. This fee also applies to remediation or related work.  

All Fees and Licences Are To Be Paid In Advance

Permit Fees are non - refundable

A discount of 10% is applicable to Residential Property, Water and Sewer taxes only.  All taxes must be paid in full by March 31, 2019 to avail of the 10% on all current taxes.  Sseniors 65 years and older have until June 30, 2019 to avail of the 10% discount or a 5% discount, if taxes are paid in full on December 20, 2019.

The 2019 Municipal Taxes are due June 30, 2019.   An interest charge of 4.5% will be charged on all outstanding balances on June 30th and December 31st. Any collection fees incurred on individual accounts will be charged to taxpayers. Interest will be adjusted on any current account that has been paid in full by December 31, 2019 if paid  in 12 equal payments beginning in January 2019.

Dog tags are to be renewed February 1, 2019.


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What’s Happening

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Jun 8, 2019
Annual HHW Collection

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Annual Placentia Regatta

Jul 20, 2019
Part of the Triple Crown Rowing Event

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Argentia Day

Jul 27, 2019
Community Celebration

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Voices of Placentia Bay Festival

Aug 2, 2019 - Aug 4, 2019
Annual Festival in the Square

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Mar 19, 2019
Eastern Health Community Consultation Meeting


Mar 19, 2019
February 2019 Municipal Minute
Municipal Minute February 2019

Feb 6, 2019
Police Portal February 6, 2019


Feb 4, 2019


Jan 21, 2019
Municipal Minute January 2019
January 2019 Municipal Minute

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Town of Placentia
P.O. Box 99
Placentia, NL A0B 2Y0