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.
We want to be more transparent and accountable for the work we do for you, which is why we’re making changes to how our rates are invoiced and paid in 2022.
Ratepayers will receive one invoice from Bay of Plenty Regional Council late August –September 2022, which is due on 20 October. Make sure you take a look at our ways to pay, which might be different from your city or district council.
If you already receive your city or district council invoice by email, we’ll send your regional council invoice by email too.
What does the change mean for ratepayers?
If you are a ratepayer, your Bay of Plenty Regional Council rates will no longer be invoiced by your city or district council. Instead, you will be invoiced by Bay of Plenty Regional Council, and you will pay your rates directly to us.
Your city/district rates invoicing, and rates collection process will remain unchanged.
Why the change?
We want to be more transparent and accountable for the work we do for you when using your rates.
By invoicing you directly, you will have better visibility of where your money is spent to create a healthy environment, freshwater for life, safe and resilient communities, and a vibrant Bay of Plenty region.