Rates Invoice Information

The document below has been created to offer more information on your rates invoice, and some of the finer workings of how rates are set and calculated.  It has sample property changes illustrated by charts and links for more information:
Rates Invoice Information Paper

If you have, or will have financial difficulty in paying rates, you can find more information here or through the Department of Internal Affairs Rates Rebate form.

The setting of rates by local government is the result of a number of factors, some of which Council has control over, and some which they don’t. Technical decisions such as property revaluations are required by law and are completed every three years, while rates set by Northland Regional Council have their own separate process, and Kaipara District Council is just a collection point for those rates in the interests of economy and efficiency.

Each property in the district is unique, and it’s unlikely any two calculations will come out the same due to a variety of factors; e.g. if your property is zoned residential, or lifestyle, if you’re connected to services or not, if you pay targeted rates, or if you have completely paid your capital contribution for the Mangawhai Wastewater Scheme.


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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