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How we collect rates

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How we collect rates

Updated 29 October 2015 9:43am
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The local councils (territorial authorities) in the Wellington region collect rates on our behalf. While we set and assess regional council rates, your local council will invoice and collect our rates.

We are required to send you a yearly assessment notice which details the amount of rates you will be asked to pay on your property for the year. Your local council will send you your rating assessment in July each year and advise you of any change required in your payment schedule.  We do encourage you to use direct debit, organised through your local council, to ensure your rates are paid accurately, on time and to avoid any late payment penalties. This can be arranged to a payment frequency that’s suits you.

Your local council will send you your rating assessment in July each year and advise you of any change required in your payment schedule.  We do encourage you to use direct debit, organised through your local council, to ensure your rates are paid accurately, on time and to avoid any late payment penalties. This can be arranged to a payment frequency that’s suits you.

Ratepayers receive the Greater Wellington publication, Rates News, along with their rates bill. It provides a summary on our projects for the current financial year.

In addition to the assessment notices - sent annually - you will receivea combined rates invoice for each rates installment. These will tell you how much to pay for the instalment being billed.

For example, if you own a property in Naenae, you will receive a rates assessment notice from both Greater Wellington and Hutt City Council. You'll also receive a combined invoice.

If you own a property in Miramar then you will receive a rates assessment notice from both Greater Wellington and Wellington City Council. You'll also receive a combined invoice.

 

Ask your local council

If you have a question about your rates assessment or any of your combined invoices, please contact your local council.

Kapiti Coast District Council

04 296 4700

Wellington City Council

04 499 4444

Hutt City Council

04 570 6666

Porirua City Council

04 237 5089

Upper Hutt City Council

04 527 2169

South Wairarapa District Council

06 306 9611

Carterton District Council

06 379 6626

Masterton District Council

06 970 6300

Tararua District Council

06 374 4080