We’re here to help
If you’re experiencing difficulty in meeting your payments at this difficult time, or you have arrears on your rates bill, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We understand meeting rates payments or water bills can be difficult at the best of times, and we’re always happy to talk about payment options/arrangements to make things easier for you.
Also, remember there are other places that you can go to get help, including Work and Income and your bank.
Talk to us about a payment plan, or a payment holiday for your rates, if needed. Also, remember there are other places that you can go to get help, including Work and Income and your bank.
This page provides a search tool to find out how much your rates are, and links to information about methods to pay rates, when rate installments are due, property valuations, the rates rebate scheme, water rates, LIMs and an explanation of what your rates pay for. Rates are essential income to help meet the cost of all the services and facilities provided by the Hauraki District Council.
Property rates and payment options
Rates are a charge against a property (rating unit), based on the rateable capital value of the property and what the property is used for. Rates are invoiced in four instalments per year during August, November, February and May. We provide a number of different payment options including online credit card payments, direct debit and automatic payments as well as other standard methods.
Rating valuations are set under the Rating Valuations Act 1998. Rating valuations are assigned to every property in New Zealand and updated every three years. Councils use Rating Values as one component in apportioning rates.
Find out more about Rating Valuations
Property rates search
Find your rates information in the Rates Calculator for 2020/2021 (this is an indication only until rates have been set). The rates for 2020/2021 will be set at the end of July.
Rates rebate scheme
Am I eligible for a rates rebate? The Rates Rebate Scheme was established to provide a subsidy to low-income homeowners.
Find out more about the Rates Rebate Scheme
Council sets an annual charge per connection to a water supply on each rating unit and a water volume rate per unit of water supplied to each rating unit, based on location and level of service provided.
Find out more about Water Rates
Submit your Water Meter Reading
What your rates pay for
Property and Water Rates explained. Find our more about what your rates are paying for.
Find out what your rates pay for
Land Information Memorandum (LIM)
If you are considering purchasing a property in the Hauraki District it is recommended that you obtain a Land Information Memorandum (LIM) before finalising the purchase.
Find our more about LIMs.