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Key dates

Marlborough District Council rates and charges for the 2018-19 year (1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019) were set by Council on 28 June 2018.

Four rate instalment invoices are sent out each financial year. Each instalment is one quarter of the annual rates (GST inclusive) for the current year. GST is calculated at 15%.

The annual rates assessment for the 2018-19 year is sent out with the first rate instalment invoice.

Instalment Invoice Date Last Date
for Payment
Before Penalty
is Added
Penalty Applied
1 1 August 2018 11 September 2018 12 September 2018
2 1 November 2018 11 December 2018 12 December 2018
3 1 February 2019 11 March 2019 12 March 2019
4 1 May 2019 11 June 2019 12 June 2019

The 1 July 2017 revaluation is used for rating purposes.

Charges for Metered Water

Water Supply Area Reading Taken in Period Last Date for Payment before Penalty is Added
Awatere and Seddon

1 July - 31 October 2018 20 November 2018
1 November 2018 - 28 February 2019 20 March 2019
1 March - 30 June 2019 20 July 2019
Blenheim, Havelock, Picton, Renwick, Riverlands, Southern Valleys' and Wairau Valley

1 July - 30 September 2018 20 October 2018
1 October - 31 December 2018 20 January 2019
1 January - 31 March 2019 20 April 2019
1 April - 30 June 2019 20 July 2019

Penalty provisions (additional charges on unpaid rates)

A penalty, equivalent to 10% of the instalment amount remaining unpaid at the close of day on the "last date for payment", shall on the above dates be added to that amount of unpaid rates.

Pursuant to Sections 57/58 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, a further penalty of 10% will be added to all rates and charges that remain unpaid on 30 June 2019. Payments are applied to the oldest debt first.

Penalty provisions (unpaid metered water)

A penalty, equivalent to 10% of the metered water amount remaining unpaid at the close of "Last date for payment", shall on the next day be added to that amount which remains unpaid.

In this section:

  • Forms - Rates

    Payment, Rates, Penalty, Reversal, Remission or Postponement Forms

  • Funding Allocations Summary

    Funding Allocation Summary for the last six years.

  • How Rates are Calculated

    The Marlborough district is divided into six geographic areas for the purpose of rating general works and services rates and charges.

  • How to use the Rates Comparison Model

    Information on how to use rates comparison by linking to the Rating Information Smart Map.

  • Rateable Valuations

    The Marlborough District is revalued by Quotable Value Ltd every three years with the values applying for the following rates year.

  • Rates Penalty Reversal, Remission or Postponement

    Under certain circumstances, you can apply to have a late payment penalty on rates reversed or water, rates remission or rates postponement granted.

  • Rates Rebate

    The Rates Rebate Scheme was established by Government in 1973 to provide a subsidy to low income home owners on the cost of their rates.

  • Rates-related Initiatives

    This section contains information on proposals and projects which may be rates related.

  • Rates Search

    This information is provided by MDC as a public service. Use of, or accessing, this information or service constitutes your awareness and agreement to the Terms and Conditions of Use for this site.

  • Update My Property With QV

    Property owners can now check the information held about their property by Quotable Value and submit changes online relating to that property.

  • Ways to Pay

    Rates can be paid in a variety of ways. Council’s preferred method is by direct debit.