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How to use the rates search 

You can search for property valuations and rates data here on the Rates Search page.
 

  1. Enter any combination of House Number, Extension, Street Name and Town in the required boxes (minimum requirement, you must select a Street)
  2. Press Enter or Click on the Search button

 

 

Assessment Number:

or
 
House Number:
House Extension:
Street Name (e.g. Queen or King):
 

or

 Val Ref: *  *
* Must be 5 digit numbers only

 

 

 

NOTE: This information is made available from a public register in accordance with the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002

Need help? Email the Revenue Department or call us on 06 374 4080.


 

How to pay your rates

You can pay your rates using a number of different methods, click one of the options below to find out more.

Please note: Payments made after the due date will incur a 10% penalty.

How to pay by direct debit

  Direct Debit   

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  In Person

How to pay by mail

  Mail  

How to pay by internet banking

  Internet Banking

How to pay using phone banking

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  Online Credit Card Payments

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Direct Debit

Setting up a direct debit with your bank means you'll never forget to pay. A direct debit will automatically deduct the amount required to clear the rates up until the end of the rating year, at the specified frequency of either:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday for weekly or fortnightly payments;
  • monthly payments on the 20th;
  • quarterly payments on the due date; or
  • annually on 31 August of each year - annual payments receive a 3% discount.

Direct debit is the Council's preferred payment method. Please contact us for a form to be mailed to you or click here to download the form (150KB pdf).

Please note: We are unable to accept faxed copies of printed direct debit forms. They need to be mailed into our office (see mailing address below) or brought in to one of our Council Service Centres.

If you wish to cancel or change the details of your direct debit, you can supply us with the details in writing or phone the Revenue Department on 06 374 4080. We must have this notification at least one day before the direct debit is due to be actioned.

If you need to change your bank account details, you will need to complete a new direct debit form and return it to Council.

You will still receive a rates notice for each instalment regardless of how often your direct debit is paid for GST purposes. Your rates notice will advise you that payments are made by direct debit and to take no further action.

 

Mail

A cheque can be sent to:

Freepost 69367
Tararua District Council
PO Box 115
Dannevirke 4942.

Please do not post cash.

 

In Person

Rates can be paid in person by cash, cheque or EFTPOS at any of the Tararua District Council Service Centres in Dannevirke, Woodville, Pahiatua and Eketahuna.

Please Note: We are unable to accept credit card payments over the counter.

 

Internet Banking

You can pay your rates online via internet banking or bill payment. If you decide to pay this way, you will need to include your surname and Property ID number as a reference for each property. (Your Property ID number is a 5 digit number that can be found on your rates notice following the words Property ID, under the header Property Details).

Payments should be made into the following bank account:

03 0614 0088406 000 - Tararua District Council

If you set up a bill payment, the bank details should be automatically updated. Please make sure you set up individual internet payments for each rates account you have.

Remember:

  • If you sell one property and purchase another, please change your Property ID on your internet banking details.
  • Payments made after the due date will incur a 10% penalty.

 

Phone Banking

You can pay your rates using your phone via phone banking. If you decide to pay this way, you will need to give the bank your Property ID number as a reference for each property. Payments should be made into the following bank account:

03 0614 0088406 000 - Tararua District Council

Please make sure you set up individual phone banking payments for each rates account you have.

Remember:

  • If you sell one property and purchase another, please change your property id on your phone banking details.
  • Payments made after the due date will incur a 10% penalty.

 

Online Credit Card Payments

You can now pay your rates online using your Visa or Mastercard. Please read this important information then click on the link below to pay your rates online. It includes a bank fee that is charged by the bank to you. This method of payment may particularly suit ratepayers who are overseas.

Payment details
Please have your invoice in front of you to ensure you accurately enter your Property ID and property address. Please note that a separate transaction is required for each property.

Bank provider
This service is provided by our bank, BNZ, in agreement with Tararua District Council. You do not have to be a BNZ customer to use this service. Only Visa or MasterCard are accepted.

Online convenience fee
The bank charge you a convenience fee of 2.49% per transaction for this service (with a minimum fee of $1.00 per transaction). We do not receive any part of this fee.

Processing time
Be sure to allow sufficient time before your instalment due date for processing of your payment. Payments made after 5.00pm, New Zealand time, will appear in your rates account the following business day. If a payment is made on the due date but is after 5.00pm, a 10% penalty will be incurred.

After the transaction
You will be given a reference number. A receipt will not be provided, however, you can print the screen or note down the details for future reference.

Need help?
Please phone the BNZ helpdesk on 0800 737 774 - Monday to Friday - between 8am and 5pm, or email BNZ.

Refund policy
It is your responsibility to ensure that the transaction, credit card information, and all other details you provide in relation to your payments made through Online Credit Card Services are correct. Tararua District Council will not accept any liability for transactions that are incorrect as a result of inaccurate data or information provided by you, or that is otherwise caused by factors outside of Tararua District Council's control.

Refund enquiries
If you find you have made an error in the payment amount through Online Credit Card Services, please contact the Revenue Department at Tararua District Council by telephone on 06 374 4080.


 

Due dates, penalties and rebates

 

Due Dates and Penalties

Instalments

Rates and charges for the year ending on 30 June 2018 will be levied in four instalments, which will become due and payable on the following dates:

Instalment 1                            31 August 2017

Instalment 2                            30 November 2017

Instalment 3                            28 February 2018

Instalment 4                            31 May 2018

Penalties

In accordance with section 57 and 58 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002:

Current Rates Penalty

A penalty of 10 per cent is added to each instalment or part thereof "current rates" which are unpaid after the due date for payment

Due Date                                     Current Rates Penalty Date

31 August 2017                            1 September 2017

30 November 2017                      1 December 2017

29 February 2018                        1 March 2018

31 May 2018                                1 June 2018

Rates in Arrears Penalty Date

A penalty of 10 per cent is added to previous year’s rates "rates in arrears" that remain unpaid as assessed on:

7 July 2017, and again on 8 January 2018.

 

Rates Rebates

The Rates Rebate Scheme was established in 1973 to provide a subsidy to low-income homeowners on the cost of their rates (see The Rates Rebate Act 1973 for more information). For 2006 the Government revised the Scheme and increased the rates rebate thresholds significantly, making more people than ever eligible for the rebate. These changes came into effect on 1 July of that year.

For more information on the Rates Rebate Scheme, including links to calculate if you are eligible and application forms, visit the Department of Internal Affairs website.

 

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