Rates reductions, remissions, rebates and relief.
On 2 April 2020 the Council agreed to a package of measures to help alleviate financial stress faced by many businesses and households in our city as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The package includes offering a rates payment extension of up to six months for eligible ratepayers who are experiencing financial hardship because of the pandemic, and a three month rent holiday for some of the Council's commercial tenants.
You can read more on Newsline or find out more about eligibility and how to apply for a rates payment extension.
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Extend the due date for the next rates instalment by up to six months.
You could get a rates reduction as part of the Government's rate rebate scheme, which provides rates assistance to low income earners.
Let us know if you demolish a building, so we can adjust your Rating Value and rates charges.
Your rates payments may be postponed if payment would create financial hardship.
The Council will remit or postpone rates on Maori Land in some circumstances.
If you have had a low pressure pump installed on your property since the 2010/11 Canterbury earthquakes you may be eligible for a rates remission.
Rates remissions may be available to properties owned and used by not-for-profit community or sports organisations.
Earthquake rates remissions stopped on 1 July 2017. You need to tell us if your property has un-repaired damage that's likely to affect its Rating Valuation.