Rates

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If you own a property in Porirua City, you’ll receive a rates assessment notice at the start of the financial year (1 July) showing the rates you need to pay for that year.

Rates notices & invoices

The Rates Assessment Notice includes your property’s valuation and other information we’ve used to calculate your rates. 

You will also receive a separate rates assessment notice showing the rates you are being charged by the Greater Wellington Regional Council.

Unless you make other payment arrangements with us, your rates are paid in four instalments for the financial year, which runs from 1 July to 30 June. We will email or post you a rates invoice for each instalment one month before it is due.

We are contracted to collect rates set by Greater Wellington Regional Council

  • Find out more about regional council rates: How we collect rates
  • Read about Greater Wellington’s major projects, activities and programmes for the next 10 years and how they will be paid for: 10 Year Plan

For more information about Greater Wellington’s rates policy, phone (04) 384 5708 or email rates@gw.govt.nz.

Rates instalments

There are 4 rate instalments per year.

No. Due Date Penalty Date
1 22 August 2017 23 August 2017
2 21 November 2017 22 November 2017
3 20 February 2018 21 February 2018
4 22 May 2018 23 May 2018
Note:

When the payment due date falls on a weekend or public holiday, the due date is the next working day.

Receive your notices and invoices by email

We can send your rates assessment and rates invoices by email (as pdf attachments). We won’t contact you at the email address you provide, except to send these documents.

Email your request to rates@poriruacity.govt.nz with these details:

  • property account number
  • property address
  • email address for the invoices to be sent to.

Win up to $500 towards your rates

If you receive your rates invoices by email, you’ll be entered into a quarterly draw to have $350 credited to your rates account.

If you receive your rates invoice by email AND pay your rates by direct debit, you’ll have the chance for another $150 to be credited to your rates account, as well as being entered into the $350 quarterly draw.

See our terms and conditions below.

  1. The prize draw for the rates credit is limited to a maximum of $500 per quarter.  There is only one prize per quarter.
  2. Each rateable property which meets the our criteria for the prize draw will be automatically entered in to the draw with once chance to win.
  3. To be eligible for the draw, payments on the rate account must be up to date.
  4. To be eligible for the $350 prize, the property's rates invoice for the current rate instalment must be successfully delivered to the email address advised to us by the ratepayer.
  5. To be eligible for the additional prize of $150, the property's rates invoice for the current rate instalment must be successfully delivered to the email address advised to us by the ratepayer, and the property must have an authorised direct debit arrangement in place for the current rate instalment.
  6. Properties owned by Elected Members and their spouses/partners, or Council staff and their spouses/partners are excluded from the prize draw.
  7. The prize draw will be made at our offices by a Justice of the Peace each quarter and the winner will be advised by email of the amount of their prize to be credited to their rates account.
  8. The prize must be credited to the rates account; it cannot be paid to the ratepayer or transferred to another property.
  9. We will publicise the prize draw each quarter.  It is at the discretion of the winning ratepayer as to whether their identity is publicised in that process.
  10. These terms and conditions were set in April 2016 and we reserve the right to change them at any time.  Any changes will be advertised by public notice in the local newspapers circulated in Porirua City.