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Am I eligible for Rates rebate?

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

Can I pay my rates in full?

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.

How can I pay my rates?

Pay Online

Our bank account details are:

Account Name: Kaipara District Council
Bank: Bank of New Zealand
Account Number: 02-0308-0090743-07.
Please quote your valuation 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 for Water Rates and for Land Rates.
  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 or debit card online, MasterCard and Visa only. The Bank of New Zealand charge you a convenience fee of 2.10% per transaction for this service (with a minimum fee of $1.00 per transaction). 
  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.

How do I find out more about my property?

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.

How do I receive my rates?

Rates are sent by post or sign up to receive your rates by email

How does a solicitor request rates information?

How does the Council calculate my rates?

This information can be found in the most recent Annual Plan or Long Term Plan.

What are the objectives for Rates remission and postponement schemes?

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 

These forms may be of assistance:

Application for postponement for financial hardship form
Application for postponement of MCWWS capital contribution
Application for remission of UAGC farming
Application for remission of UAGC residential
Online registration to receive email Rates Notices
Rates Rebate Application Form (Current Year)

What are your rates used for?

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

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 2016/2017 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   

Due Date

Instalment One 20 August 2019
Instalment Two 20 November 2019
Instalment Three 20 February 2020
Instalment Four 20 May 2020

b) On 5 July 2019 you will also be charged a 10% penalty for any part of the rates from previous years that have not been paid by 3 July 2019 for KDC rates and 4 July 2019 for NRC rates; and

c) On 5 January 2020 an additional 10% will be added to any balance still remaining unpaid by 3 January 2020 for KDC rates and 4 January 2020 for NRC rates. 

When are my rates due?

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 2019
Instalment Two                                      20 November 2019
Instalment Three                                   20 February 2020
Instalment Four                                     20 May 2020

*Rates are set for the above months, on the 20th (or as close to when the day falls on a weekend. Dates are set in the relevant Long Term Plan or Annual Plan. 

Where can I find the most recent rates resolution?

The rates resolution is often adopted at the same time as a Long Term Plan or an Annual Plan. These reports are included in the Council Agendas. You can find the most recent rates resolution in the June 2019 Agenda.