Setting rates and valuations

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

Setting rates

The Council’s Annual Plan or Long Term Plan lays out work for the year ahead, how much this will cost, and the total amount of rates needed to pay for it.

Setting valuations

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

2020/2021 rates

Find out how your rates bill has changed in 2020/2021.

Where the money goes

Where the Council's money comes from, what we spend it on, and how much is paid for by your rates.