Tax Rate

The costs for Berwick's local government service to its residents, businesses, and institutions are covered primarily through the property tax. Each year, properties in the Town of Berwick are assessed property taxes that help pay for town services such as recreation facilities, parks and trails, police and fire protection and sewer systems. Council establishes Tax Rates, based on assessed values, sufficient to pay for those expenditures that are not recovered from other revenue sources.

Tax bills are issued twice per year: an interim bill (estimated at half of the current year's taxes) in April, due May 31st, and a final bill in September, due October 31st.

Tax Rates (Per $100 of Assessed Value)

Residential/Resource RateCommercial RateEducation Levy Rate**
2019/2020: 1.189 2019/2020: *3.481 2019/2020: *0.336
2018/2019: 1.189 2018/2019: 3.481 2018/2019: 0.336
2017/2018: 1.199 2017/2018: 3.491 2017/2018: 0.327
2016/2017: 1.199 2016/2017: 3.491 2016/2017: 0.327
2015/2016: 1.209 2015/2016: 3.501 2015/2016: 0.310
2014/2015: 1.197 2014/2015: 3.489 2014/2015: 0.33
2013/2014: 1.508 2013/2014: 3.800 2013/2014: -
2012/2013: 1.591 2012/2013: 3.880 2012/2013: -

** In 2014/2015, Council stripped the required education contribution to the Regional School Board out of the residential and commercial rates. This is simply a reallocation of rates and did not impact either the residential or commercial rates.