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Rates payment options and due dates

The due date for the 2021/22 rating year will be updated when the Long Term Plan has been adopted by Council on 28 June 2021.

Property and water rates can now be paid online.

Pay online now

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 2021
220 January 2022
320 May 2022


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

AreaInvoice 1Invoice 2
Ngaruawahia    3 September 2021    4 March 2022
Taupiri   3 September 2021    4 March 2022
Horotiu  3 September 2021   4 March 2022
Huntly    1 October 2021   1 April 2022
North Waikato    5 November 2021   6 May 2022
Port Waikato3 December 20213 June 2022
Onewhero3 December 20213 June 2022
Tuakau    3 December 2021    3 June 2022
Southern Districts    7 January 2022  1 July 2022
Western Districts    7 January 2022   1 July 2022
Raglan    4 February 2022    5 August 2022
Te Akau    4 February 2022

5 August 2022

Pokeno (north of railway line plus McRobbie Road)5 November 20216 May 2022
Pokeno (south of railway line)3 December 20213 June 2022

Late payment penalties

Six monthly penalty/Arrears penalty dates

1 July 2020
1 January 2021

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.