Rates Remission and Rates Postponement Policies

Our Rates Remission and Rates Postponement Policies are revised every time we develop a new Long Term Plan (every three years).

The policies include:

  • Rates penalties (overdue rates etc)
  • Rates on unusable land
  • Rates on abandoned land
  • Rates on land held for conservation or preservation purposes
  • Rates on community, sporting and other non-profit organisations
  • Rating units containing two separately habitable units
  • Excess water consumption
  • Wastewater charges for schools
  • Rating units occupied/owned in common
  • Postponement of rates from extreme financial hardship
  • Postponement of rates for ratepayers aged 65 years and over
  • Remission of rates on Maori freehold land
  • Postponement of rates on Maori freehold land
  • Untreated metered water supply in the Thames Valley
  • Land subject to a zone change
  • Exclusion of campgrounds and other multi-unit facilities for area of service from solid waste collection
  • Miscellaneous purposes
  • Remission for residents of Licence to Occupy Retirement Villages