If you are a Bay of Plenty ratepayer, your annual 2022/23 rates were due 20 October 2022. If you have not paid your rates, penalty notices have been sent out. If you have questions about your rates please fill out an online rates query form.

City and district councils are currently sending invoices for their rates as they collect them on a different timeline to the Regional Council. If you have any questions about these, please contact your city or district council direct.

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

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Rates for 2022-2023

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

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Pay your rates

Ways to pay your 2022/23 rates.

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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.

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Direct debits

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

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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. 

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Receive your 2023-2024 rates invoices by email

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

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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.

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Rates forms to complete online or download.

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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.

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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. 

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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.