Rates information updates
Rates revaluation - update Oct 2013
A General Revaluation of city properties due in 2010 was delayed by the earthquakes and is being done in 2013 using a special post-quake valuation method. The new valuation will apply to rates from 1 July 2014, but until then the Council will continue to set its rates based on 2007 valuations. Read more information on the 2013 Revaluation.
Council acts over rates resolution error - August 2013
The Council is moving quickly to rectify a problem with the way it has set rates, but all rates instalments are due as normal. View questions and answers and the media release 13 August.
Earthquake Rates Relief - July 2013
The Council has adopted a rates relief package for properties that are unable to be occupied as a result of the earthquakes. Read about the rates relief policy here.
You can use our rates information search to find out rates and rating valuation information about a property.
The rate requirement is determined by the Long Term Council Community Plan as part of the budgeting process and is then assessed on each property.
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$595 off your rates?
You could get a $595 rates reduction as part of the Government's rate rebate scheme to provide assistance towards rates for low income earners.
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The information contained in this site is taken from the Christchurch City Council Rating Information Database. Property and rates information is provided to you under the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 and the Rating Valuations Act 1998. This online rating information database is a public register of property information. It is also available to view at the public access computer in the main foyer of the Christchurch City Council, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch during opening hours.
Please note: Due to the need for scheduled maintenance, access to rates information online occasionally may not be available – please try again later.
Rateable valuations do not represent current market valuations.
When valuations are amended, the property owner will receive written advice of the amended valuation, and it then takes at least one week for the rateable valuation to be updated on the Christchurch City Council website. Please note as the council has adopted an earthquake rates remission policy for uninhabitable residential properties based on land value (with a minimum reduction of 40%), the rateable value of the properties has been reduced from capital value to land value for the time that the property is uninhabitable. This is an interim measure until the property is either inhabited, demolished or rebuilt.
A General Revaluation of city properties due in 2010 was delayed by the earthquakes and is being done in 2013 using a special post-quake valuation method. The new valuation will apply to rates from 1 July 2014, but until then the Council will continue to set its rates based on 2007 valuations.
Read more information on the 2013 Revaluation.
For more information about your rates, contact the Council:
Phone: (03) 941 8999
Fax: (03) 941 8987
Visit us at your local service centre.