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:

Frequently asked questions

For more information about your rates, download our frequently asked questions document.

Rates for 2018-2019

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.

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.