Rates Information

Every year Council is required to set a rating resolution which outlines how the components of your rates charge are calculated and when the rates are due.  The 2020/2021 rates resolution provides due dates for rates instalments and penalty application dates. The penalty is set at 10 per cent.
Rates Due Dates
  • 20 August 2020
  • 20 November 2020
  • 20 February 2021
  • 20 May 2021

Payment of Rates
Rates can be paid by any of the following methods.  Please note that Council cannot accept credit card payments.

  • Direct debit (weekly, fortnightly, monthly or quarterly) set up through the Council.
  • Automatic payment set up through your bank or on internet banking.
  • Telephone or internet banking.
  • Cheque.
  • Eftpos at the Council office in Martinborough.
  • Cash at the Council or Greytown and Featherston Libraries.
Rates can be paid at any of the following locations:
  • Council Office, 19 Kitchener St, Martinborough
  • Featherston Library/Service Centre, Fitzherbert St, Featherston
  • Greytown Library/Service Centre, 89 Main St, Greytown
  • Greater Wellington Regional Council Office, 35-37 Chapel St, Masterton
  • Greater Wellington Regional Council Office, Shed 39, Harbour Quays, Wellington
  • or post to South Wairarapa District Council, PO Box 6, Martinborough 5741

Rates Rebates
The Department of Internal Affairs facilitates a rates rebate scheme that allows for an annual contribution of up to $640 towards the cost of rates for those on benefits or low household incomes.  The scheme is administered by Council.

There are four factors that determine a person’s eligibility:

  • House ownership
  • Level of income
  • Level of rates
  • Number of dependents
To check whether you are eligible for a rebate use the Department of Internal Affairs online calculator.
If you would like assistance determining your eligibility or completing the form phone us or pop down to your local service centre and we will work through it with you.  Otherwise complete the rates rebate form and return to us.
Rates Remissions
Council provides for various types of rates remission. The conditions and criteria relating to each type of remission is set out in the Remission of Rates PolicyThe application form for the rates penalty remission can be found hereAll other applications should be made in writing to the Group Manager Corporate Support.

Historical Rating Resolutions
2019/202018/2019, 2017/20182016/2017, 2015/2016 reset, 2014/2015, 2013/2014


South Wairarapa District Council