You can pay your rates online by credit or debit card.

To complete your online payment you will need a Visa or Mastercard and your property reference number. 

Your property reference number is the 8-digit number beginning with 73xxxxxx at the top of your invoice. 


Paying your rates online by credit card or debit card will incur a surcharge fee per transaction of 0.7%.



Security and privacy

This service is provided by Windcave(external link) in agreement with Christchurch City Council. Windcave is compliant with PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) and subject to the Privacy Act 2020(external link)

Christchurch City Council only receives transaction data that enables payment to be made to your account.  If your payment is not successfully processed due to credit/debit card or other issues, your payment liability to us will remain outstanding.  Further information can be found in the Council’s Privacy Statement.