Rates Remission Policy

We have a remission policy to provide for the remission of all or some rates in a number of circumstances. Each remission category has a specific criteria that must be met.

You will need to submit a written request on the relevant form for remission, along with any information you need to support your application.

Click here for our remission application forms. 

Remissions are available under the following categories:

Remission Type

Application due date

For rating year beginning 

Penalties

Throughout the year

1 July 2020

New Residential Subdivisions

30 April 2021

1 July 2020

Properties used Jointly as a single unit

30 April 2021

1 July 2020

Community Organisations, Clubs and Societies 

30 April 2021

1 July 2020

Organisations providing Care for the Elderly

30 April 2021

1 July 2020

Māori Freehold Land

30 April 2021

1 July 2021

Genuine Financial Hardship

Throughout the year

1 July 2020

Land affected by Natural Calamity

Throughout the year

1 July 2020

New Businesses

30 April 2021

1 July 2020

You may view a full copy of the rates remission policy here (PDF 279 KB) or contact us for a paper copy to be sent.

Please ensure that all rates are paid by the due date regardless of the status of your rates remission application.