Rates are levied as a tax on all property in compliance with the statutory provisions of the Local Government Act 2002. Rates are calculated on the valuation for each individual property.
The amount of rates required is set when the Council determines its budget. Rates provide the funding required to complete the Council’s work (outlined in the Council’s Annual Plan and Long Term Plan) including the day-to-day Council operations and specific projects, such as cemeteries, community boards, drainage, economic development, parks and reserves, refuse collection roading, sewage treatment, street lighting, swimming pools, water etc.
Deadlines (all Fridays) for quarterly payments :
- 25 November 2016
- 24 February 2017
- 26 May 2017
- 25 August 2017
In addition to the rates charged by Invercargill City Council, Environment Southland also rates properties in the Invercargill District. Property owners will receive separate, independent rates notices and invoices from the two councils. Check the Environment Southland website for information about its rates and rating policy for environmental services.
Rating Information Database
The Rating Information Database (RID) records all information for the setting and assessing of property rates and enables members of the public to have reasonable access to this information.
You have a right to inspect and, on certain grounds, object to our rating database and rates records.
The RID information cannot be given out verbally over the phone. Requests for information can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Private Bag 90104 Invercargill.
The purpose of the public RID is to assist people who need to make contact with property owners for legitimate reasons, such as resource consent applications. Personal details will not be made available to any person for bulk data collection or direct marketing purposes and is therefore limited to three separate properties per request.
Withholding information (RID)
Owners’ names and postal addresses are included on the Rating Information Database. If an owner wishes their name, or postal address, or both to be withheld from the database, a written application, pursuant to Section 28C(2)(a) of the Act, must be made to Council.
Where the owner’s name and/or address information has been withheld in terms of Section 28 (c) of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, you can provide a written request stating the reasons why you need the information. The Council will forward the request to the property owner on your behalf.