General rates are used to fund work that benefits the whole region.
Rates collection and administration
The seven district councils in the Bay of Plenty collect and administer most rates on behalf of the Council.
Please contact your district or city council if you need information about:
- Payment of your rates.
- Payment options.
- Due dates and penalty dates.
- Remission and postponement policies specific to your council.
- Payment options.
- Inspection and objection of rating information and records.
Bay of Plenty Regional Council collects and administers rates for:
- Minor Rivers and Drainage Schemes targeted rates.
- Clean-heat conversion targeted rates.
For further information on what your rates fund and how to pay your rates, follow the link with the name of your district:
- Kawerau District
- Ōpōtiki District
- Rotorua District
- Taupō District
- Tauranga City
- Western Bay of Plenty District
- Whakatāne District
Frequently asked questions
For more information about your rates, download our frequently asked questions document.
Rates for 2019-2020
Your rates are assessed annually. The schedule of rates charged are contained in the funding impact statement published in the Long Term Plan 2018-2028.
The Rates Funding Impact Statement is found in our Long Term Plan 2018-2028.
Setting of rates
The report below is to recommend the setting of rates, due dates for the payment of rates and penalties for 2019/20 in accordance with sections 23, 24, 57 and 58 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002.
Remission and Postponement Policies
The Council aligns its general policy on the remission and postponement of rates with the policies and objectives of each of the seven city and district councils. For further details please contact your rating district.
Specific policy on postponement and remissions for Bay of Plenty Regional Council are the Environmental Loan Repayment Scheme and the Forestry and Bush remission.
- For policy on the Remission and Postponement of Rates refer to the Long Term Plan 2018-2028.