Paying your rates

We try to make it as easy as possible for you to pay your rates.

How to pay your rates

You can pay your rates by direct debit, credit card, automatic payment, internet banking, eftpos or cash.

If you pay by direct debit, the correct amount you need to pay at each instalment is calculated for you.

Complete the form in the Rates Easy Pay form and send it to us at 16 Cobham Court, Porirua 5240.

Please note: write your surname in the Payer name section, your address in the Payer address section, and your rate account number in the Property ID section.

A recent review of those paying their rates by direct debit showed that due to a calculation issue in our system, some direct debit amounts being collected were insufficient to cover the rates due by 30 June 2024. Those who have been affected by this have been contacted directly.

Our online portal makes it easy to pay your rates with your credit card, you will need your Account Number from your rates instalment notice to make a payment.

Click here to pay your rates by credit card.

Use your online bank account to set up PCC RATES as a bill payment option.

Make sure you include the account number from your rates notice with the payment details. 

Email [email protected] to tell us you’re going to be paying by automatic payment. Then we’ll know not to charge a late payment penalty if your funds aren’t transferred on the due date because it’s a weekend or public holiday.

Remember to update your automatic payment each year to adjust for any change to the amount of rates you’ll pay.

Use your online bank account to make a payment. Search for PORIRUA CITY COUNCIL – RATES as a new payee. 

Remember to record the account number from your rates notice with your payment details. (You can also use the Property Search to find your account number.)

Pay at our Customer Services Centre at 16 Cobham Court, Porirua, or at any NZ Post Shop.

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 [email protected] with these details:

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