Rates payment options
If you own a house in the Hastings District, your total rate bill is split into four payments throughout the year.
The due date for payments this financial year (June to July) are:
- 19 August 2016
- 18 November 2016
- 17 February 2017
- 19 May 2017
There are a number of ways you can pay your Hastings District Council rates. We want to make it easy for you. Here are your options:
Have your property number handy and pay your rates online
EASYPAY Direct Debit
Save time and avoid late fees by setting up an EASYPAY direct debit to pay your rates, debtor accounts and water meter accounts (but not dog fees).
EASYPAY allows a payment to be automatically deducted from your bank account.
Contact us at any time to cancel or suspend the authority when you are paying current rates.
Please contact us if you want your EASYPAY to be changed when paying arrears.
EASYPAY application form 254 KB
Pay your rates by cash, cheque or eftpos at the following outlets:
- Hastings District Council main civic administration building, 207 Lyndon Road East, Hastings, Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm
- All Postshops throughout New Zealand
Telephone or Internet Banking
You can arrange with your bank to pay your rates by telephone or internet banking. When you contact your bank to set up the payments you will need to give them your property number which is on your rates bill.
As the Council has several different functions, payments made must be specific to the account to which they are to be credited.
Details supplied for telephone or Internet banking to the Council must therefore be set out as:
Bank: Westpac Trust, Hastings
Account: 03 0642 0281000 00
Particulars: "Rates", "Debtors" or "Water"
Reference: Name on rates or other council account, payee or ratepayer e.g. "Smith Carriers"
Code: Customer no: e.g. RTZ0012345 or WBZ 0000123 or debtors number.
Where one transfer is made for several accounts - for example three rate accounts, a water account and a building application - we can process these if a schedule is faxed the day the payment is made marked "Attention Accounting Officer". Our fax number is +64 6 871 5100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional charges for late payments
A penalty of 10% will be added to any portion of rates or any portion of water supplied by meter assessed in the current year which remains upaid by the relevant instalment due date.
Any portion of rates or any portion of water supplied by meter assessed in previous years (including previously applied penalties) which remain unpaid on the 26 July 2016, will have a further 10% added, firstly on 27 July 2016, and if still upaid, again on 27 January 2017.
Instalments unpaid after the due date will incur a penalty charge of 10%
Additional on previous years (first)
10% on any rates or any water meter charges not paid on or before 26 July 2016
Additional on previous years (second)
10% on any rates or any water meter charges not paid on or before 26 January 2017
If you think you are going to have trouble paying your rates on time, please do not hesitate to ring Council's direct rates line on 06 871 5000, where our staff will provide you with the information and assistance you need.