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, cash or cheque.

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 Brochure (195KB pdf) and send it to us at 16 Cobham Court, Porirua 5240.

Please note: write your Surname in the Payer Particulars section, your Address in the Payer Code section, and your Rate Account number in the Payer Reference section.

You can only pay online with a Mastercard or Visa credit card. You’ll need the account number from your rates notice.

Westpac Bank charges a convenience fee of 2.1% for credit card payments, with a minimum charge of $3.50.

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 rates@poriruacity.govt.nz 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 14 Hartham Place, 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 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.

  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.