Rates and valuations

Christchurch City Council rates are largely allocated on the basis of property rating values.

Receive your rates invoice by email

Rates and valuation search

Search for a property's rates and valuation details.


Rates are our biggest source of income. Ratepayers receive an invoice for rates, payable in quarterly or monthly instalments.


Rates are assessed annually on each property, payable in four instalments.


Rates reductions, remissions, rebates and relief.

Refunds and transfers

Request a refund, transfer rates to another account, or change property ownership.

Setting rates and valuations

Most rates are based on the rating value of the property.

Solicitors request for information

Use this form to request rating information for property settlement.