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Direct Debit

To start paying your rates by direct debit, complete the following form.

Please see below answers to some frequently asked questions regarding paying your rates by Direct Debit:

  • Download and complete the Direct Debit authority form or fill one out at a Council Service Centre.

    You choose whether you wish to pay weekly, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly or annually. A fixed amount will come out of your account on the day you have specified. Most people set their direct debits up to go out a few days after their wages have gone into their bank account.

    You can either scan, email or deliver the completed Direct Debit authority form to Council.

    Email Council
    (Please remember to attach your scanned completed form)

    You can post it to the following address:
    Rates Department
    Marlborough District Council
    15 Seymour Street
    Blenheim

    Alternatively you can hand deliver the form to our Council Service Centres either in Blenheim or Picton:

    Blenheim Customer Service Centre
    15 Seymour Street
    Blenheim

    Picton Library and Service Centre
    2 Dublin Street
    Picton

    Please note: The form must be returned to Council, rather than your bank, so that we can load your direct debit information onto your rate account, which allows the payment amount to be calculated.

    We will send you a confirmation letter when we have processed your application. The letter will include the amount to be direct debited and confirm the starting date.

  • A new Direct Debit authority form needs to be completed each time there is a change to your bank account, whether it is a complete change of bank account or just a minor detail such as the suffix number.

    Please note: All new direct debit authority forms are to be returned to Council and not your bank.

  • Please write or email us advising you would like to cancel your Direct Debit authority.

    Email Council

    Our postal address is:
    Rates Department
    Marlborough District Council
    15 Seymour Street
    Blenheim

    You will need to allow two to three days notice. Council cannot cancel a Direct Debit on the same date as the request is received.

    Please don't cancel a Direct Debit authority with your bank directly, as this automatically results in the bank putting a stop on any future payment to Council.

  • Council can use your existing Direct Debit authority on any property that you own, now or in the future, if you advise us you wish to do so.

  • If you have a Direct Debit authority which is for a property you are subdividing we will transfer your direct debit to any new property that remains in your name, unless you advise us not to.