Historic MIL Rates

Historic MIL Rates

Mil rates have only been used by the City of St. John's since 1982.

A mil rate is the method used to determine the taxes that are to be paid on a property.

For example: A residential property that has been assessed at $225,000 in 2017 is taxed at a residential mil rate of 7.3 mils. To determine the amount of property tax that is paid on that house, you multiply the assessed value by the mil rate (i.e. $225,000 x .0073 = $1642.50). This is the Realty Tax portion of the total tax payable. Add a water tax of $580 (single family dwelling) and the total tax payable for this property in 2017 is $2,222.50.
 

Year Residential Commercial Realty Business Occupancy Water Tax Seniors Discount
1982 11 mils 18 mils 18 mils $44.00  
1983 11 mils 18 mils 18 mils $55.00  
1984 11 mils 18 mils 18 mils $110.00  
1985 11 mils 18 mils 18 mils $110.00  
1986 11 mils 16 mils 16 mils $110.00  
1987 11 mils 16 mils 16 mils $110.00  
1988 11 mils 16/17 mils 16/17 mils $110.00  
1989 11 mils 17 mils 17 mils $110.00 10%
1990 11 mils 17 mils 18 mils $160.00 15%
1991 11 mils 16.5 mils 16.5 mils $160.00 15%
1992 11 mils 16.5 mils 16.5 mils $160.00 15%
1993 11 mils 16.5 mils 16.5 mils $160.00 15%
1994 11 mils 16.5 mils 16.5 mils $160.00 15%
1995 11 mils 16.5 mils 16.5 mils $160.00 15%
1996 11 mils 17 mils 17/35 mils $160.00 15%
1997 11 mils 17 mils 17/35 mils $160.00 15%
1998 11 mils 17 mils 18/70 mils $190.00 15%
1999 11.5 mils 17.5 mils 18/70 mils $190.00 15%
2000 11.5 mils 17.5 mils 18/70 mils $190.00 15%
2001 11.5 mils 17.5 mils 18/70 mils $190.00 15%
2002 12.7 mils 18.7 mils 19.26/74.9 mils $280.00 15%
2003 12.7 mils 18.7 mils 19.26/74.9 mils $280.00 15%
2004 12.2 mils 18.2 mils 18.76/72.96 mils $280.00 15%
2005 12.2 mils 18.2 mils 18.76/72.96 mils $305.00 15%
2006 12.2 mils 18.2 mils 18.76/72.96 mils $400.00 15%
2007 11.0 mils 17.2 mils 17.73/68.95 mils $400.00 15%
2008 11.0 mils 17.2 mils 17.73/68.95 mils $440.00 15%
2009 11.0 mils 17.2 mils 17.73/68.95 mils $520.00 15%
2010 10.1 mils 16.3 mils 16.83/65.45 mils $570.00 20%
2011 10.6 mils 16.8 mils 17.33/67.39 mils $580.00 25%
2012 10.6 mils 16.8 mils 17.33/67.39 mils $615.00 25%
2013 8.1 mils 26.2 mils n/a $615.00 25%
2014 8.1 mils 26.2 mils n/a $615.00 25%
2015 8.1 mils 26.2 mils n/a $615.00 25%
2016 7.8 mils 25.2 mils  n/a $630.00 25%
2017 7.3 mils 24.7 mils n/a $580.00 25%

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