Current Tax Rates

Current Tax Rates

Category Rate Fee
2015 2016
Residential Realty
With water & sewer services 8.1 mils 7.8 mils
With either water or sewer services (1) 7.6 mils 7.3 mils
Without water & sewer services (1) 7.1 mils 6.8 mils
Vacant Land 8.1 mils 7.8 mils
Senior Citizens (GIS Recipients) 25% reduction 25% reduction
Commercial Realty
With water & sewer services 26.2 mils 25.2 mils
With either water or sewer service (1) 25.7 mils 24.7 mils
Without water & sewer services (1) 25.2 mils 24.2 mils
Vacant Land 13.1 mils 12.6 mils
Utility Tax 2.5% - gross revenue 2.5% - gross revenue
Accommodation Tax 4% of the amount charged on lodging 4% of the amount charged on lodging
Business Improvement Area (BIA)
(Downtown Development Area only)
As determined to a maximum of $4,000 As determined to a maximum of $4,000
Water Rates (per unit per year)
Residential $615.00 $630.00
Commercial $615.00 $630.00
Water Meter Rates
Monthly consumption rates
   Per 1000 gallons $6.04 $6.20
   Per cubic metre $1.32 $1.36
Monthly base charge :
   5/8" meter
   3/4" meter
   1" meter
   1½" meter
   2" meter
   3" meter
   4" meter
   6" meter
   8" meter
   10" meter
$29.30
$44.02
$73.28
$146.47
$233.65
$467.76
$747.72
$1,461.52
$2,337.76
$3,359.44
$29.30
$44.02
$73.28
$146.47
$233.65
$467.76
$747.72
$1,461.52
$2,337.76
$3,359.44
Source: Revenue Accounting Division, City of St. John's

If you would like further information, please contact the City of St. John's, Department of Financial Management
by e-mail: finance@stjohns.ca.