You can pay your Council invoices by:
Online Credit Card
Click here to pay online
You can pay your animals, building, subdivisions, consents, certificates, infringements, debtor accounts, periodic licensing, rates and water rates using a credit card online. We accept Visa and Mastercard.
We recommend reading the online payments - terms and conditions before using the online payment facilities.
Please note that using a credit card will incur a convenience fee of 2% that is charged by the credit card issuer, we do not receive any part of this fee.
You should check with your card issuer for details about other fees or charges that may also apply, as this credit card transaction is carried out in terms of the arrangement between you and your card issuer.
If the payment is made using a credit card issued outside New Zealand, any currency conversion will be done according to the terms and conditions of the card – there may be currency conversion fees charged by your card issuer.
Transactions are processed within two working days of the payment.
Please contact us regarding refunds for overpayments or incorrect payments.
Easy Pay is a simple and convenient way to pay your rates, water and debtor invoices. This is arranged with us and gives us authority to debit your bank account as agreed.
Payments can be made weekly, fortnightly, monthly or by instalment (every four months) from your chosen bank account.
You can use our direct debit calculator to work out the payment amount and frequency you would like to set-up.
No penalties are payable while paying by Easy Pay unless you have entered into a fixed amount payment arrangement.
We recalculate your direct debit annually if you have chosen a calculated payment arrangement.
To arrange Easy Pay, complete our online form or download the Easy Pay application form, fill it in and send it back.
To make any changes to your Easy Pay, for example changing the date or the frequency, no fee is charged. All you need to do is contact us.
We will confirm your direct debit payment dates and amounts by letter.
For more information please contact the Rates Team on 0800 492 452.
You are welcome to use your bank’s online or telephone banking services to pay rates.
Please contact your bank regarding using this facility or log on to internet banking and search for "Waikato District Council".
Please ensure you make payments on or prior to the penalty date to avoid incurring a 10 per cent instalment penalty.
Each bank has a cut off time for payments to be processed. Please check the cut off time with your bank.
Cash, EFTPOS or cheque
You can make payments using EFTPOS or cheques at any Council Office.
Note: From July 2021 our offices and libraries will no longer be accepting cheques.
Our offices and libraries do not accept cash however there are a number of businesses across the district where you can pay a Council bill or have printing done using cash.
Central NZ Post and Kiwibank: 72 Main Street, Huntly, open Monday – Friday 8.30am-5pm
BNZ: 107 Main Street, Huntly, open Monday – Friday 9.30am-3pm
Allenmara Computing, 62 Main Street, Huntly, open Monday-Friday 8.30am-5pm
Hazelwood Print, 124 Main Street, Huntly, open Monday-Friday 8.30am-5pm
NZ Post: 1 Galileo Street (behind Ngaruawahia Community House), open Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm, Saturday 9am-1pm
Computer Consultancy and Recycle IT, 108 Great South Road, Ngaruawahia, open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturdays by appointment
Ngaruawahia Community House, 13 Galileo Street, open Monday-Friday 8.30am-3pm
Central NZ Post and Kiwibank (inside SuperValue), 16-18 Bow Street, Raglan, open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.
Cyclery Raglan, 10 Bankart Street, Raglan, open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 2pm.
The Shed – Post & Office, 13 Main Road, Te Kauwhata, open Monday-Friday 8.30am-5pm
The Shed – Post & Office, 13 Main Road, Te Kauwhata,open Monday-Friday 8.30am-5pm
Te Kauwhata Community House, 1 Waerenga Road, Te Kauwhata, open Monday-Friday 8.30am-5pm
Bills and printing
Central NZ Post and Kiwibank, 34 George Street, Tuakau, open Monday-Friday 8.30am-5pm and Saturday 9am-1pm.
Rubbish stickers and tags
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Please make the cheque payable to Waikato District Council, attach the remittance slip and post to:
Waikato District Council
Private Bag 544
All payments need to include a remittance slip, copy of the invoice or clearly identify what property the payment relates to.
One cheque can pay rates for several properties, however all properties and amounts need to be identified clearly.