The way you pay your Regional Council rates is changing from 1 July 2022. Before 1 July 2022, for the 2021-2022 rates year, you should continue to pay your Regional Council rates to your city or district council as usual.

Your rates are assessed annually. The schedule of rates charged are contained in the funding impact statement published in the Long Term Plan 2021-2031.

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 Information

Kawerau District Council administers rates on behalf of Bay of Plenty Regional Council. 

Opotiki District Rates Information

Ōpōtiki District Council administers rates (except for minor rivers and drainage scheme rates) on behalf of Bay of Plenty Regional Council.

Rotorua District Rates Information

Rotorua District Council administers rates on behalf of Bay of Plenty Regional Council.

Taupo District Rates Information

Taupo District Council administers rates on behalf of Bay of Plenty Regional Council.

Tauranga City Rates Information

Tauranga City Council administers rates on behalf of Bay of Plenty Regional Council.

Western Bay of Plenty District

Western Bay of Plenty District Council administers rates on behalf of Bay of Plenty Regional Council.

Whakatane District Rates Information

Whakatane District Council administers rates (except for minor rivers and drainage scheme rates) on behalf of Bay of Plenty Regional Council.

Setting of rates

The report below is to recommend the setting of rates, due dates for the payment of rates and penalties for 2021/22 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.