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Key Dates

Marlborough District Council rates and charges for the 2016-17 year (1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017) were set by Council on 30 June 2016.

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%. Payments are applied to the oldest debt first.

The annual rates assessment for the 2016-17 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 2016 9 September 2016 11 September 2016
2 1 November 2016 9 December 2016 11 December 2016
3 1 February 2017 9 March 2017 11 March 2017
4 1 May 2017 9 June 2017 11 June 2017

The 1 July 2014 revaluation is used for rating purposes.

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 next day 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 2017. 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 two months after the initial invoice date, shall be added to that amount which remains unpaid.

In This Section:

  • Business Improvement District

    A Business Improvement District (BID) is a clearly defined area within which all eligible property owners and occupiers vote collectively to invest in improvements.

  • Forms

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

  • Funding Allocations Summary

    Funding Allocation Summary for the last six years.

  • How are Rates 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 Rates Comparison Information

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

  • Payments

    Rates can be paid in a variety of ways. Council’s preferred method is by direct debit. This is the safest and most convenient method of payment.

  • 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 Search

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