​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Rates are set on all rateable properties (rating unit) by Local and Regional Councils.

Rates are based on property use such as rural, residential, commercial, industrial and the capital value of the property. Council's registered valuation service provider Quotable Value Limited provides values and factors as part of the basis for rates setting. 

Rating Valuations are performed every three years by Quotable Value New Zealand Limited. The updated values are effective for rating the year following revaluation, for example, the 2020 revaluation takes effect 1 July 2021 for the 2021/22 rating year. The next revaluation will be September 2023.

Contact Horizons Regional Council for further information on regional rates for your property.

Rates Remission Policies:

Find information on the various types of rates remissions available below:

Rates Postponement Policy​​This policy outlines Council’s temporary rates relief for extreme financial hardship.
Rates Remission Policy​​​This policy sets out the criteria for remissions for a range of specific situations.
Maori Freehold Land Rates Remission Policy​This policy provides the criteria for remission of Māori freehold land.
Rates Resolution 2020/21​​​This report sets out the rates, due dates for the payment of rates and penalties​ regime for the 2020/21 financial year. 


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