Pay it

You can pay your Council invoices by:

Online Credit Card

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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 2.00% 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.

Direct debit

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

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.

Internet banking

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 select "Waikato District Council" if paying rates, waters or debtors or "Waikato DC" for all others from the bill payee options.

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. We prefer not to receive cash payments and our Huntly office is a cash-free site.

You can pay your rates in person at NZ Post. Use the PostShop locator to find your nearest branch, details of opening hours and services offered.

You can also pay Council invoices at any BNZ branch.


Please make the cheque payable to Waikato District Council, attach the remittance slip and post to:

Waikato District Council
Private Bag 544
Ngaruawahia 3742

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.