Current Tax Rates

Current Tax Rates

Category Rate Fee
2017 2016 2015
Residential Realty
With water & sewer services 7.3 mils 7.8 mils 8.1 mils
With either water or sewer services (1) 6.8 mils 7.3 mils 7.6 mils
Without water & sewer services (1) 6.3 mils 6.8 mils 7.1 mils
Vacant Land 7.3 mils 7.8 mils 8.1 mils
Senior Citizens (GIS Recipients) 25% reduction 25% reduction 25% reduction
Commercial Realty
With water & sewer services 24.7 mils 25.2 mils 26.2 mils
With either water or sewer service (1) 24.2 mils 24.7 mils 25.7 mils
Without water & sewer services (1) 23.7 mils 24.2 mils 25.2 mils
Vacant Land 12.35 mils 12.6 mils 13.1 mils
Utility Tax 2.5% - gross revenue 2.5% - gross revenue 2.5% - gross revenue
Accommodation Tax 4% of the amount
charged on lodging
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
As determined to a
maximum of $4,000
Water Rates (per unit per year)
Residential $580.00 $630.00 $615.00
Commercial $580.00 $630.00 $615.00
Water Meter Rates
Monthly consumption rates
   Per 1000 gallons $5.72 $6.20 $6.04
   Per cubic metre $1.25 $1.36 $1.32
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
$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 email: finance@stjohns.ca.