Dates - Key Dates for Rates

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Dates - Key Dates for Rates

Marlborough District Council rates and charges for the 2019-20 year (1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020) were set by Council on 27 June 2019.

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 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 2019 10 September 2019 11 September 2019
2 1 November 2019 10 December 2019 11 December 2019
3 1 February 2020 10 March 2020 11 March 2020
4 1 May 2020 10 June 2020 11 June 2020

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 2019
1 November 2018 - 28 February 2019 20 March 2020
1 March - 30 June 2019 20 July 2020
Blenheim, Havelock, Picton, Renwick, Riverlands, Southern Valleys' and Wairau Valley


1 July - 30 September 2018 20 October 2019
1 October - 31 December 2018 20 January 2020
1 January - 31 March 2019 20 April 2020
1 April - 30 June 2019 20 July 2020

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 2020. 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.