Tax Structure

Tax Structure 2024

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 (first property) $350.00
Minimum Vacant Land Tax (each additional property) $150.00
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
Commercial/Industrial/Argentia 24 mils
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; $1,250 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 $500
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 $500
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
Water Only Vacant Land $70.00
Sewer Only Vacant Land $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 $55.00
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 minimum 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
General Repairs/Landscaping $25.00
Residential Extensions Permit $75.00 
Residential Building Permit $150.00
Residential Occupancy Permit $150.00
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 $150.00
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 $250.00
Taxi Permit (per taxi per year) $100.00
Discretionary Use, Non Conforming-Use, Zoning Amendments, or Variance Fee $100.00 plus costs
Municipal Plan Amendment for Commercial Dev. $500.00 plus costs
Water (Turn on or off) Fee $50.00
New Residential Water Hook Up $200.00
New Residential Sewer Hook Up $200.00
New Commercial Water Hook Up actual cost; minimum $400.00
New Commercial Sewer Hook Up actual cost; minimum $400.00
Pavement Cutting for Water Hook Up $500.00
After Hours Call Out Fee –  Residential non emergency $200.00
After Hours Call Out Fee – Commercial non emergency $300.00
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 $500.00
Commercial Demolition, Remediation & Related Services Permit 2% cost of work
(see notes)


  1. 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 April 2nd, 2024 to avail of the 10% on all current taxes. 

The 2023 Municipal Taxes are due June 30, 2024. Simple Interest charges 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. If your account is paid in full by December 31, 2024 with 12 equal payments starting January 2024, Interest will be adjusted. 

Please note: Failure to receive a tax bill does not excuse a taxpayer from the responsibility of the tax payments; nor does it relieve the taxpayer from the liability of interest on tax payments.  Please ensure the Town is notified of any changes to your mailing address.


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