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|
|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:
- Rates Search
Council's rate records can be searched for rating valuation and rating information.
- Ways to pay
Rates can be paid in a variety of ways: direct debit, internet banking, post, automatic payment/direct credit, in person.
A Rates Rebate Scheme was established by Government in 1973 to provide a subsidy to low-income homeowners on the cost of their rates. For the 2018-19 rating year the maximum rebate payable is $630.
- Rates Penalty Reversal, Remission or Postponement
- Rateable Valuations
The Marlborough District was last revalued by Quotable Value Ltd on 1 July 2017.
The values apply for the 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-2021 rating years commencing 1 July.
- Go to for further information on rating valuations see Quotable Value's website
- How Rates are Calculated
General works and services rates and charges are set differentially for six geographic areas, depending on where the land is situated in the District.
Payment, Rates, Penalty, Reversal, Remission or Postponement Forms
Funding Allocation Summary for the last six years.
The Marlborough district is divided into six geographic areas for the purpose of rating general works and services rates and charges.
Information on how to use rates comparison by linking to the Rating Information Smart Map.
The Marlborough District is revalued by Quotable Value Ltd every three years with the values applying for the following rates year.
Under certain circumstances, you can apply to have a late payment penalty on rates reversed or water, rates remission or rates postponement granted.
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.
This section contains information on proposals and projects which may be rates related.
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.
Property owners can now check the information held about their property by Quotable Value and submit changes online relating to that property.
Rates can be paid in a variety of ways. Council’s preferred method is by direct debit.