Your rates notice
The following diagram will help you interpret your rates notice. Clicking on the letters from A to M will link you to the descriptions below.
This is the physical address of your property.
Use your rate payment advice slip to notify the Council of any changes to your postal address.
This is a tax invoice for the rates instalment as shown.
This is your property's number on the rating information database. Please quote it when making enquires about your rates.
This is your property's number on the district valuation roll.
This is based on your property's land value and is used to work out the general rate.
This is the legal description of your property as it appears in the district valuation roll.
Outlines the different rates applied to your property, and how they are calculated.
The different types of rates the Council charges, and the category of land to which the property belongs. This is used for rates applied to different types of land, or for setting certain targeted rates.
Your rates have been worked out using both the land value of your property and a factor based on the number of separate parts it has, eg whether you have a single dwelling or a block of flats on it, and whether parts of the property are used for different things, eg part residential, part non-residential.
This shows either the amount in the dollar applied to land value of the property, or the charge applied to separate parts of a property.
This is a summary of your rates payments, instalments, remissions, penalties or adjustments.
This is the slip you should attach to any payment made by post. Use the entire assessment/invoice to make a payment in person at the Council building or a Westpac branch.