Your rates notice

The following diagram will help you interpret your rates notice. Clicking on the letters from A to M will link you to the descriptions below.

An example rates notice

A. Location of property

This is the physical address of your property.

B. Postal address

Use your rate payment advice slip to notify the Council of any changes to your postal address.

C. Instalment number

This is a tax invoice for the rates instalment as shown.

D. Property number

This is your property's number on the rating information database. Please quote it when making enquires about your rates.

E. Valuation number

This is your property's number on the district valuation roll.

F. Rateable value

This is based on your property's land value and is used to work out the general rate.

G. Legal Description

This is the legal description of your property as it appears in the district valuation roll.

H. Annual rates

Outlines the different rates applied to your property, and how they are calculated.

I. Description of rates

The different types of rates the Council charges, and the category of land to which the property belongs. This is used for rates applied to different types of land, or for setting certain targeted rates.

J. Factor used to calculate rate

Your rates have been worked out using both the land value of your property and a factor based on the number of separate parts it has, eg whether you have a single dwelling or a block of flats on it, and whether parts of the property are used for different things, eg part residential, part non-residential.

K. Rate/charge

This shows either the amount in the dollar applied to land value of the property, or the charge applied to separate parts of a property.

L. Statement of account

This is a summary of your rates payments, instalments, remissions, penalties or  adjustments.

M. Remittance advice

This is the slip you should attach to any payment made by post. Use the entire assessment/invoice to make a payment in person at the Council building or a Westpac branch.