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:
Change of details
If you have recently changed your postal or email address, send an email to email@example.com so we can update your details on the rates database. Please include your valuation number and property location.
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The quarterly rates instalment may contain an insert. Copies of current and previous inserts are available below for download or print.
For further information please contact us by:
Phone: 04 296 4700 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org