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

Rates are based on what a property is used for, such as residential or commercial use and the capital value of the property. Our registered valuation service provider, Quotable Value Limited, provides the values and factors as part of the basis for rates setting.

Rating Valuations are performed every three years by Quotable Value Limited.  These take effect in the following rating year. For example, the 2017 revaluation takes effect from 1 July 2018. The next revaluation will be in September 2020.

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.


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