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Rates Instalments

Rates are set and charged annually at 1 July every year and are invoiced in four (4) installments with the due dates for payment being: 


Due Date

Period Covered


Friday 30 August 2019

1 Jul 2019 to 30 Sep 2019


Friday 29 November 2019

1 Oct 2019 to 31 Dec 2019


Friday 28 February 2020

1 Jan 2020 to 31 Mar 2020


Friday 29 May 2020

1 Apr 2020 to 30 June 2020

Rates payments will be attached to the oldest debt first.

There are several ways you can pay your rates:

  • EASY PAY: Direct Debit - the quick, easy and efficient way to pay your rates.
  • Pay by Cash, Cheque, EFTPOS, Credit Card or Post Dated Cheque (to be presentable by the due date) at the Council Office.


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

A penalty charge of 10 percent (10%) on any part of an installment that has been assessed for the financial year commencing 1 July 2019 and which remains unpaid after 5pm on the due date for payment of that installment, to be added on the penalty dates below:

  • Instalment 1      3 September 2019
  • Instalment 2      3 December 2019
  • Instalment 3      3 March 2020
  • Instalment 4      3 June 2020

A further penalty charge of 10 percent (10%) on any part of any rates assessed before 1 July 2019 that remains unpaid on 1 July 2019, to be added on 5 July 2019.

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?

The Waitomo District Council recognises that some ratepayers may face difficulties paying their rates bill. There are a variety of payment options available for customers to help them pay their rates and pay off rates arrears. 

Please contact our friendly Customer Services Team on free phone 0800-932-4357 for further assistance.

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Monday 29 February 2016