Community Information on COVID-19

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For more information on the current public health measures please visit the Provincial Covid-19 page.


Residents are advised that in accordance with the special measures ordered by Public Health, the following emergency actions are being put in place:

We encourage all residents to make alternative arrangements to pay their 2021 Residential Property Tax. Please visit the 2021 Tax Payment Information Page for additional ways to make a payment.

The Town is taking these measures out of an abundance of caution to support current Public Health measures and to help minimize the potential spread of COVID-19.

Overview of Closures and Programming Changes

  • 2021 Tax Payment Information
    • Due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, effective on Wednesday, February 10th the Town Hall will be closed to the public for the next two weeks. We encourage residents to avail of the options below for online, mail, or over-the-phone payment. The deadline to pay your municipal taxes is March 31, 2021.
      • Internet Banking – Bill Payments: Payments are accepted through online banking by adding the Town of Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s as a payee on your banking website and quoting the account number found on your tax bill. You are eligible to receive the discount if you use this method.  (Tip:  When searching for the town as a payee, use the search term “Portugal Cove”.)
      • Mail in Cheque: Residents can mail a cheque directly to the Town at 1119 Thorburn Rd, Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s, NL, A1M 1T6.  Be sure to include your account number with your payment.  You are eligible to receive the discount if you use this method.
      • Credit Card through eServices: Payments can be received using your credit card on the Town’s website through the eServices. Here is the link to the eServices website:
        If you have not registered, you’ll need a sign-up key, which can be found on your tax bill. Please note you will not receive the discount if you use this method.
      • Credit Card By Phone: Residents can also make credit card payments or arrangements by calling 709-895-8000. Please note you will not receive the discount if you use this method.
      • Pre-Authorized Debit: Interest-free payment plans can also be set-up using pre-authorized debit. Please fill out the form here and email to the town office at [email protected]. Please note you will not receive the discount if you use this method, unless set up to be paid in full by March 31st.
  • Planning and Development: 
    • We are encouraging residents to email any written planning and development submissions or applications at this time.  The Planning & Development Department will continue accepting and processing applications, compliance letter requests and all other submissions through the email address [email protected]. Applications and related forms are available on this page. If you cannot submit your information or applications electronically, please reach out Planning Clerk, Jenine Purchase, at 895-8000 (ext. 225) to make alternate arrangements.
  • Screening:
    • To prevent the spread of COVID-19, all those entering the town office for appointments and all program participants must fill out the pre-screening form linked below prior to entering.
    • COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire


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Jeff Lawlor

Director of Economic Development, Marketing and Communications

895-8000 x222

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