If you are a Bay of Plenty ratepayer, you should now have received and paid your 2022/23 rates invoice. If you have not yet paid your rates, penalty notices are currently being sent out. If you have questions about your rates please fill out an online rates query form.

For answers to common rates questions please visit our information hub.

house icon

Rates for 2022-2023

Find out how much your Regional Council rates are for the 2022-2023 rating year using our Rating Information Database.

hand pointing

Pay your rates

Ways to pay your 2022/23 rates.

invoice illustration

Your invoice

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.

calendar illustration

Direct debits

Setting up a direct debit is a secure, convenient way to pay your rates.

kete illustration

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. 

email icon

Receive your 2023-2024 rates invoices by email

Use this form to sign up to receive your future rates correspondence by email.

rebate icon

Rates rebates and remissions

You may be eligible for a rates rebate, depending on your income, number of dependants and/or the type of building you own.

forms icon

Forms

Rates forms to complete online or download.

house sold icon

Buyers, sellers and solicitors

From 1 July 2022, your lawyer needs to contact Regional Council and your local city or district council to ensure rate balances are paid.

people working icon

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. 

marae icon

Māori land

Rates are payable on Māori freehold land, unless the land comes under one of the exceptions in the rates legislation, or Council decides to remit (not collect) or postpone collection.

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 (2022-2023), what your rates pay for, and how to sign up to receive your rates by email by clicking the links below.