Rates are assessed annually on each property, payable in four instalments.
On Thursday 2 April, the Council is considering measures to support Christchurch businesses and property owners who are financially struggling as a result of the COVID-19 level 4 lockdown. This includes a proposal to offer ratepayers who will receive a rates bill in coming weeks an extra six months to pay, and offering all Council commercial tenants a three-month rent holiday. You can read the Newsline article, and find a link to the report here.
Unite Against Covid-19, visit covid19.govt.nz
If you wish to pay rates in one sum you can. Disregard instalment 1 and pay the 'Amount payable to clear rates for year' on instalment 2 without incurring the 10 per cent late payment penalty for missing the due date for the first instalment.
|Areas||Instalment 1||Instalment 2||Instalment 3||Instalment 4|
Central City and suburbs of Addington, Banks Peninsula, Beckenham, Mairehau, Merivale, Opawa, Papanui, Riccarton, Spreydon, St Albans, Sydenham.
|15 Aug||15 Nov||15 Feb||15 May|
Suburbs of Cashmere, Heathcote, Linwood,Mt Pleasant, New Brighton, Shirley, Sumner, Woolston.
|15 Sep||15 Dec||15 Mar||15 Jun|
Suburbs of Avonhead, Belfast, Bishopdale, Fendalton, Halswell, Harewood, Hornby, Ilam, Parklands, Templeton.
|31 Aug||30 Nov||28 Feb||31 May|
Where a due date falls on a weekend or public holiday, the next working day becomes the due date.