Online Rates Database
Query your rates and property valuation information, using our handy Rates Online Database, Click here >>>
Pay your Rates Online
You can now pay your rates online using your credit card (card charges apply). Have your rates information handy, Click here >>>
If you wish to pay by Direct Debit please Click here >>>. Fill in the form, post or email to us and we will set it up for you.
The Rating System
The Rating System has been extensively reviewed in 2008/2009, and a new rating system came into effect on 1 July 2009. Click on the type of rates below for details on how the new system applies:
Or (Click here >>>) for an at-a-glance summary of the changes that have been made.
Rates and Charges
The adopted rates and charges for the financial year commencing 1 July through to 30 June, plus comparisons with the prior year (Click here >>>).
Council's Revenue and Financing Policy, Rates Remission Policy, and Rates Postponement Policy are provided in the Long Term Council Community Plan. (Click here >>>) to download and view these policies.
REFUNDS FOR RATES OVERPAID OR PAID IN ERROR
The Council will refund overpaid rates, where credit exists after allowing for the current instalment, and an application is made either verbally or in writing by the ratepayer.
The Council will also refund rates that have been paid in error, for example where there has been a change of ownership and automatic payments by the previous owner have not been cancelled.
An application for refund needs to identify the property, specify the amount to be refunded, and provide instructions as to whether it is to be paid by cheque (please confirm the postal address), or provide your bank account number if it is to be paid by bank transfer.
Please contact the Rates Officer if you have any queries, by phone on 319-5026.
Rating Information Database
The Rating Information Database of the Kaikoura District Council is now available for public inspection (without fee) at the office of the Kaikoura District Council, 34 Esplanade, Kaikoura, during ordinary office hours (Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm)
The Rating Information Database contains information required by Council to set and assess rates on each rating unit within the Kaikoura District. Details include the rating valuation, the legal description and the area of the rating unit.
Withholding Information from the Rating Information Database
The Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 allows ratepayers to withhold their name and/or postal address from the database. Should you wish to withhold your details please contact us.