We’re making changes to rates
From August 2022 we're going to start collecting our rates ourselves. Since the Regional Council was established in 1989, the seven district and city councils across the region have been doing this for us. We’re making changes so that you can get to know the work your rates help fund.
You can find out more about rates, including your rates for this financial year (2021/22), what your rates pay for, and how to sign up to receive your rates by email by clicking the links below.
Changing how we collect rates
Since Bay of Plenty Regional Council was established in 1989 our rates have been invoiced and collected by the seven city and district councils across the region.
Paying your rates
The way you pay your Regional Council rates is changing for the 2022–23 rates year. However you will continue to pay your 2021-22 Regional Council rates to your city or district council as usual.
Receive your rates invoices by email
If you want to sign up to receive your rates correspondence by email, please complete this form.
What your rates pay for
Rates are used to create a healthy environment, freshwater for life, safe and resilient communities, and a vibrant Bay of Plenty region.
Rates for 2021-2022
Your rates are assessed annually. The schedule of rates charged are contained in the funding impact statement published in the Long Term Plan 2021-2031.
When you receive your rates invoice (either by post or by email), you’ll receive two key documents – your Rates Invoice and your Rates Assessment.
You may be eligible for a rates rebate, depending on your income, number of dependants and/or the type of building you own.
You may be eligible for a rates remission, depending on your income, number of dependants and/or the type of building you own.