Rates Instalments

Rates are set and charged annually at 1 July every year and are invoiced in four installments with the due dates for payment being: 

Installment

Due Date

Period Covered

1

Monday 31 August 2020

1 July 2020 to 30 September 2020

2

Monday 30 November 2020

1 October 2020 to 31 December 2020

3

Friday 26 February 2021

1 January 2021 to 31 Mar 2021

4

Monday 31 Mary 2021

1 April 2021 to 30 June 2021

Rates payments will be attached to the oldest debt first.

 

Penalties

Pursuant to sections 57 and 58 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, Council may apply penalties as follows:

Installment 1
(a)  A penalty charge of 4 percent (4%) on any part of Installment 1 that has been assessed for the financial year commencing 1 July 2020 and which remains unpaid after 5pm on the due date for payment of that installment, to be added on the penalty date -  3 September 2020

Other installments
(b)  A penalty charge of 10 percent (10%) on any part of Installment 2, Installment 3 or Installment 4 that has been assessed for the financial year commencing 1 July 2020 and which remains unpaid after 5pm on the due date for payment of that installment, to be added on the penalty dates below:

Installment 2         3 December 2020

Installment 3         3 March 2021

Installment 4         3 June 2021

(c) A further penalty charge of 10 percent (10%) on any part of any rates assessed before 1 July 2020 that remains unpaid on 1 January 2021, to be added on 7 January 2021.

(d)  No penalties will be charged where a ratepayer is paying rates by direct debit or where there is an approved payment arrangement in place.

What can I do if I have difficulty paying my rates?

We recognise that some ratepayers may face difficulties paying their rates bill. There are a variety of payment options available to help pay your rates and pay off  any outstanding amounts. 

Please call us on 0800 932 4357 to discus setting up a payment arrangement.

Monday 29 February 2016