Q.  How can I pay my rates?

A.   Our bank account details are:

Account Name: Kaipara District Council
Bank: Bank of New Zealand
Account Number: 02-0308-0090743-07.
Please quote your valuationr number (land rates) or account number ( water rates) when making a payment

If you are paying from overseas:
Bank Swift Number

Bank IBAN Number   NZ020308009074307

 Payments can be made:.      

  1. By direct debit Our preferred method of payment for rates is by Direct Debit:  You can download forms Water here  and Land here.
  2.  By online banking Account Number: 02-0308-0090743-07. Please quote your customer number or valuation number (rates only) when making a payment
  3. By telephone banking call Council for the details you need to pay your rates by telephone banking.
  4. By credit card online, MasterCard and Visa only. The Bank of New Zealand charge you a convenience fee of 2.10% per transaction for this service.. 
  5. By automatic payment: You can download the form here
  6. In person (EFTPOS, MasterCard, Visa, cheque or cash).  Payment of rates will be accepted during normal business hours at either of the two Council offices.
  7. By mail to: The Chief Executive. Kaipara District Council , Private Bag 92201, Auckland 1020

Any payments of rates due will be credited first to the oldest amounts due.

Q. Can I pay my rates in full?
A.  In accordance with section 55 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, which empowers councils to accept early payment of rates, Council will accept payment in full of all rates assessed in the current year on or before the due date for the first instalment of the year.  Early payment of rates will attract neither a discount, nor interest on the sum paid.
Q. What is the penalty for unpaid rates?
Pursuant to sections 57 and 58 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, the Council delegates the authority to the Revenue Manager and the Revenue Operations Officer to apply the following penalties on unpaid rates:

a)   A penalty of 10% of the rates assessed in the 2018/2019 financial year that are unpaid after the due date for each instalment will be added on the relevant penalty date for each instalment stated below, except where a ratepayer has entered into an arrangement by way of direct debit authority, or an automatic payment authority, and honours that arrangement. For each instalment the date the penalty will be added is as follows:
    Instalment Number                                Penalty Date
  • Instalment One                                      21 August 2018
  • Instalment Two                                      21 November 2018
  • Instalment Three                                   21 February 2019
  • Instalment Four                                     21 May 2019

b)    On 05 July 2018 you will also be charged a 10% penalty for any part of the rates from previous years that have not been paid by 03 July 2018 for KDC rates and 04 July 2018 for NRC rates; and

c)    On 05 January 2019 an additional 10% will be added to any balance still remaining unpaid by 03 January 2019 for KDC rates and 04 January 2019 for NRC rates.
Q.  What are your rates used for?    

A.  You'll find this detailed in our current Long Term Plan.

Q.  How does the Council calculate my rates?   

A.  This information can be found in our Long Term Plan 2018/2028.

Q.  How do I find out more about my property?

A.  We keep a detailed record of rating information for both Kaipara District and Northland Regional Councils. Use the Property and Information search tool.

  • property details – valuation number, property address, land area
  • rates details – your account number, annual rates, previous years rates
  • valuation details – the date rates take effect, land value and capital value.

 Alternatively you can contact us.

Q.  How do I receive my rates?
A.  Rates are sent by post or sign up to receive your rates by email.
Q.  How do I change or update my address 
A.   You can change your address by completing the back or the rates remittance slip and posting it to us, or fill out this form.
Q. When are my rates due?
A.  The rating year is 1st July to 30th June and is divided into four equal instalments, each invoiced separately.  Throughout the year, you will receive four rates invoices, one every three months.
    Instalment Number                                Due Date
  • Instalment One                                      20 August 2018
  • Instalment Two                                      20 November 2018
  • Instalment Three                                   20 February 2019
  • Instalment Four                                     20 May 2019

Q. How does a solicitor request rates information?

A. By utilising the Solicitors Settlement Request Form.

Q. Am I eligible for Rates rebate?

A. This is managed through the Department of Internal Affairs or utilise this Rates Rebate Calculator.

Q.  What are the objectives for Rates remission and postponement schemes?

A.  Rate remission and postponement schemes are  to:

  • Provide financial assistance and support to ratepayers
  • Address rating anomalies
  • Address matters related to wastewater charges
  • Cover other objectives 


Online requests 

Kaipara District Council
0800 727 059 (24 Hours)
Phone: +64 9 439 7059
Email: council@kaipara.govt.nz


Office hours: 8 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday

Address: 42 Hokianga Road, Dargaville 0310
Address: Unit 6, The Hub, 6 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai 0505

Mail: Private Bag 1001, Dargaville 0340


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