Rates are a charge against a property (rating unit).  Property rates are set by your local and regional councils. For the Kāpiti Coast District, this is Kāpiti Coast District Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council.

Property rates are based on the land value and capital value of the property (as assessed by Quotable Value New Zealand Limited).

Interested to know more?  Find out how your rates bill is worked out.

Calculating property rates

The Council keeps a detailed record of rating information for both Kāpiti Coast District and Wellington Regional Councils.

You can use our Rates Property Information Search to find:

  • property details – valuation number, property address, land area
  • rates details – your account number, current rates, previous rates
  • valuation details – the date rates take effect, land value and capital value.

You can do a rates search on this website, or at any Kāpiti Coast District Council Service Centre. 

Paying your property rates

Property rates are billed in four instalments for the rating year which begins on 1 July and ends on 30 June. You will receive the invoice for each rates instalment about one month before it is due.

To avoid penalties, you must pay each instalment in full by the due date:

  • 6 September 2018 (first instalment)
  • 6 December 2018 (second instalment)
  • 6 March 2019 (third instalment)
  • 6 June 2019 (fourth instalment).

A 10 percent penalty will be added to any current instalment amount that remains unpaid after the due date.  View more information about instalment dates here.

Withholding personal details

You can withhold your personal details from the public Rating Information Database. To do so, you must complete the Rating Information Database form below:

Rating Information Database form

Change of details

If you have recently changed your postal or email address, send an email to so we can update your details on the rates database. Please include your valuation number and property location.

2018/19 Rates

Kāpiti residents should receive their first rates instalment for 2018/19 either in the post or by email in the second week of August. This instalment, and the next three notices you’ll receive for 2018/19, keep the rates increase at the level we...

Frequently asked questions

Rates help to pay for the costs of services and facilities provided to the Kāpiti community, have a look at what we’re frequently asked.

Property Search

This page provides access to our online rates property search database

Rates explained - instalment details

To avoid penalties, you must pay your instalments in full by the following due dates: 6 September 2018 first instalment due 6 December 2018 second instalment due 6 March 2019 third instalment due 6 June 2019 fourth instalment due How rates are billed A...

Rates rebates - government assistance

We know paying rates can be tough for some members of our community. If you're a low-income homeowner or retirement village resident who holds a licence to occupy agreement , each year you you might be eligible for a Department of Internal Affairs rate...

Rates remissions - Council assistance

Under the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, we're able to apply a remission to Kāpiti Coast District Council rates (all or part of) in certain circumstances. The criteria for each remission is outlined in the Rates Remission Policy . Are you eligible...

Rating Valuations

Councils are required to keep a rating information database and to keep it up to date by having properties in the district revalued at least every three years.  The Council contracts Quotable Value (QV) to carry out these revaluations, to reflect...

Water rates

Learn how water rates are calculated, how to read your water invoice and pay for your water charges.

To receive your rates invoices by email, and go in the draw to win a credit of up to $500 on your rates account, click this link now! 

Rates instalments

The quarterly rates instalment may contain an insert.  Copies of current and previous inserts are available below for download or print.

Instalment inserts:

For further information please contact us by:

Phone: 04 296 4700 or Email: