Rates payment options and due dates

Property and water rates can now be paid online.

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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.

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

Due dates for property rates

Installment           Due date
121 September 2020
220 January 2021
320 May 2021


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
Horotiu    4 September 2020    5 March 2021
Ngaruawahia    4 September 2020    5 March 2021
Taupiri    4 September 2020   5 March 2021
Huntly    2 October 2020    2 April 2021
North Waikato    6 November 2020    7 May 2021
Port Waikato, Onewhero & Pokeno    6 November 2020    7 May 2021
Tuakau    6 November 2020    7 May 2021
Southern Districts    4 December 2020  4 June 2021
Western Districts    4 December 2020    4 June 2021
Raglan    4 January 2021    2 July 2021
Te Akau    4 January 2021   2 July 2021


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 installment 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.

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