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Rates payment options and due dates

Property and water rates can now be paid online.

Pay property rates online

Pay water bill online

You can also set-up direct debit, pay over the counter or with internet and phone banking.

Use our direct debit calculator to work out the payment amount and frequency you would like to set-up.

Calculate direct debit payment amount

Visit our Pay it page for more information about all the payment options available.

Due dates for property rates


Instalment           Due date
120 September 2022
220 January 2023
323 May 2023

 

All Waikato district properties, including those in the former Franklin district, have the same rates instalment due dates. In addition, for former Franklin district properties there is no longer the ability to pay the full year's rates on 30 November and avoid a first instalment penalty.

Due dates for water rates

Area Reading Date 1 Payment Due Date 1 Reading Date 2 Payment Due Date 2
 Ngaruawahia July 2022 2 September 2022 January 2023 3 March 2023
 Taupiri July 2022 2 September 2022 January 2023 3 March 2023
 Horotiu July 2022 2 September 2022 January 2023 3 March 2023
 Huntly August 2022 7 October 2022 February 2023 6 April 2023
 North Waikato September 2022 4 November 2022 March 2023 5 May 2023
 Pokeno September 2022 4 November 2022 March 2023 5 May 2023
 Port Waikato October 2022 2 December 2022 April 2023 2 June 2023
 Onewhero October 2022 2 December 2022 April 2023 2 June 2023
 Tuakau October 2022 2 December 2022 April 2023 2 June 2023
 Southern Districts November 2022 6 January 2023 May 2023 7 July 2023
 Western Districts November 2022 6 January 2023 May 2023 7 July 2023
 Raglan December 2022 3 February 2023 June 2023 4 August 2023
 Te Akau December 2022 3 February 2023 June 2023 4 August 2023

 

Late payment penalties

Six monthly penalty/Arrears penalty dates

1 July 2022
1 January 2023

Late payment penalties

A 10 per cent penalty is added to the remainder of any instalment not paid by the due/penalty date.

An arrears penalty of 10 per cent may be added on 1 July to rates and penalties unpaid from previous rating years. A further 10 per cent arrears penalty may be added on 1 January to rates that still remain unpaid from previous rating years.

 

How to apply for leak remission

Leak remission can be applied when there is an undetectable leak on a property; you could have your bill discounted by half of the excess*.

To apply for leak remission, please complete the application for leak remission form online or download it and post it or email to (waters@waidc.govt.nz) with a copy of your plumbers invoice or a statement of what work has been done to fix the leak.

Contact the waters team at Council on 0800 492 452 or email waters@waidc.govt.nz to see if you are eligible.

*An undetectable leak does not cover things such as a leaking tap, overflowing cistern, hot water cylinder exhausts or stock troughs. 

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