Our rating year is from 1 July to 30 June. There are four instalments per year.
The instalment due dates and periods are listed below:
1 July – 30 September
1 October – 31 December
1 January – 31 March
Fourth and final
1 April – 30 June
Please direct your rating enquires (for legal purposes related to property sales) to firstname.lastname@example.org and use the linked form below to be printed on your company's letterhead.
Rates Enquires Form - Legal
A copy of the rating information database is available for inspection between 8.30 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday, at any of the Council’s offices:
- William Fraser Building, 1 Dunorling Street, Alexandra (03 440 0056)
- Cromwell Service Centre, 42 The Mall, Cromwell (03 445 0211)
- Roxburgh Service Centre, 120 Scotland Street, Roxburgh (03 446 8105)
- Maniototo Service Centre, 15 Pery Street, Ranfurly (03 444 9170)
Any interested person may inspect the rating information database. Inspection is free but there will be a fee of $5 per page for the supply of information from the database.
Rating information for solicitors
Rating information required by solicitors for property settlements can be made available by fax on company letterhead paper. Requests can be faxed to the Central Otago District Council on 03 448 9196.
Otago Regional Council rates
Otago Regional Council rates are not included in the Central Otago District Council rates demands. Similarly, payments to the Otago Regional Council cannot be made through the Central Otago District Council.
Changing your address?
Contact your local office (see contact details above) to notify changes of address.
Contact your local office for automatic payment and direct debit forms or download one.
Changes in rate payment arrangements
Please contact the Council’s debtors officer (03 440 0644) if you wish to change from a quarterly direct debit to a monthly direct debit. No new form is required.
However, if you have changed your bank account number, even if it is just the suffix, a new direct debit form will need to be completed.
If you sell your property, contact your local office to cancel your direct debit. It will stop when the Council receives the sale notice (sometimes this takes a few weeks).
Similarly, if you buy another property the Council needs to know whether you want your existing direct debit adjusted to include the new property. This adjustment will not automatically happen and needs to be initiated by you (sometimes a new direct debit will be required).
Contact your solicitor if you receive a rates invoice for a property that you have sold. Your solicitor must include a copy of the sale notice for the Council to amend the details. Rates apportionment also needs to be attended to by your solicitor to reflect the date of sale.
Contact Quotable Value New Zealand for valuations in the district (03 440 2700). Valuations are carried out every three years. The last valuation was carried out in 2010 and the next one is due in 2013.