Rates Due Dates and Penalty Dates

This section explains how to pay your rates and when payment is due.

When are Rates Due?

For rates other than volumetric metered water rates, rates are set as at 1 July each year and the Council invoices rates quarterly, with the instalment dates being 1 August, 1 November, 1 February and 1 May.

Each instalment is one quarter of the total annual rates payable for the year. Rates are due and payable to the Tasman District Council. The 2018/2019 rates instalments due dates are:

Instalment 1 Instalment 2 Instalment 3 Instalment 4
20 August 2018 20 November 2018 20 February 2019 20 May 2019

Metered Water Rates 

Volumetric metered water rates are invoiced separately from other rates. Invoices for the majority of users are issued six monthly and invoices for larger industrial users are issued monthly.

The 2018/2019 due dates are as follows:

Meters invoiced in June: 20 July 2018

(may include but is not limited to meters in Richmond West, Murchison, Upper Takaka, Pohara, Collingwood and meters W00898, W00897, W00906, W45268)

Meters invoiced in July: 20 August 2018

(may include but is not limited to meters in Hope, Brightwater, Wakefield, Tapawera, meters W00898, W00897,  W00906, W45268)

Meters invoiced in August: 20 September 2018

(may include but is not limited to meters in Mapua, Motueka, Kaiteriteri, Riwaka, meters W00898, W00897, W00906, W45268)

Meters invoiced in September: 23 October 2018

(may include but is not limited to meters in Richmond North, meters W00898, W00897, W00906, W45268)

Meters invoiced in October: 20 November 2018

(may include but is not limited to meters in Richmond East, meters W00898, W00897, W00906, W45268)

Meters invoiced in November: 20 December 2018

(may include but is not limited to meters in Richmond South, meters W00898, W00897, W00906, W45268)

Meters invoiced in December: 21 January 2019

(may include, but not limited to meters in Richmond West, Murchison, Upper Takaka, Pohara, Collingwood, meters W00898, W00897, W00906, W45268)

Meters invoiced in January: 20 February 2019

(may include but is not limited to meters in Hope, Brightwater, Wakefield, Tapawera, meters W00898, W00897, W00906, W45268)

Meters invoiced in February: 20 March 2019

(may include but is not limited to meters in Mapua, Motueka, Kaiteriteri, Riwaka, meters W00898, W00897, W00906, W45268)

Meters invoiced in March: 23 April 2019

(may include but is not limited to meters in Richmond North, meters W00898, W00897, W00906, W45268)

Meters invoiced in April: 20 May 2019

(may include but is not limited to meters in Richmond East, meters W00898, W00897, W00906, W45268)

Meters invoiced in May: 20 June 2019

(may include but is not limited to meters in  Richmond South, meters W00898, W00897, W00906, W45268)

 

Payments received will be applied to the oldest outstanding amounts first.

 

Penalties

Under Section 57 and 58 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 Council prescribes a penalty of ten percent (10%) of the amount of rate instalments remaining unpaid by the due date to be added on the following dates:

Instalment 1 Instalment 2 Instalment 3 Instalment 4
21 August 2018 21 November 2018 21 February 2019 21 May 2019
  • On 9 July 2018, a further penalty of five percent (5%) will be added to rates (including previously applied penalties) that remain unpaid from previous years on 5 July 2018.  On 11 January 2019, a further penalty of five percent (5%) will be aadded to any portion of previous years rates (including previously applied penalties) still remaining unpaid on 9 January 2019.

Metered Water Rates Penalties

For volumetric metered water rates, a penalty of 10 percent (10%) will be added to the amount of metered water rates remaining unpaid by the due date to be added on the following dates:

  • Meters invoiced in June: 23 July 2018
  • Meters invoiced in July: 21 August 2018
  • Meters invoiced in August: 21 September 2018
  • Meters invoiced in September: 24 October 2018
  • Meters invoiced in October: 21 November 2018  
  • Meters invoiced in November: 21 December 2018
  • Meters invoiced in December: 22 January 2019
  • Meters invoiced in January: 21 Feb 2019
  • Meters invoiced in February: 21 March 2019
  • Meters invoiced in March: 24 April 2019
  • Meters invoiced in April: 21 May 2019
  • Meters invoiced in May: 21 June 2019

The above penalties will not be charged on a rating unit where Council has agreed to a programme for payment of rate arrears or where a direct debit programme is in place and payments are being honoured.


Payment Methods


Overdue Accounts

If your rate account is in arrears it is important that you contact the rates office as soon as possible to discuss payment arrangements. By making contact as soon as possible you may be able to minimise penalty charges and quickly bring your account up to date.