Rates and valuations

Christchurch City Council rates are largely allocated on the basis of property rating values.

COVID-19 rates update

On 2 April 2020 the Council agreed to a package of measures to help alleviate financial stress faced by many businesses and households in our city as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The package includes offering a rates payment extension of up to six months for eligible ratepayers who are experiencing financial hardship because of the pandemic, and a three month rent holiday for some of the Council's commercial tenants.

You can read more on Newsline or find out more about eligibility and how to apply for a rates payment extension.

Unite Against Covid-19, visit covid19.govt.nz

Register to receive rates invoices by email with My Rates

Receive your rates invoice by email

Rates and valuation search

Search for a property's rates and valuation details.

Rates payment extension

Extend the due date for the next rates instalment by up to six months.

My rates invoice

Rates are our biggest source of income. Ratepayers receive an invoice for rates, payable in quarterly or monthly instalments.

Payments

Rates are assessed annually on each property, payable in four instalments.

Reductions

Rates reductions, remissions, rebates and relief.

Setting rates

The Council’s Annual Plan or Long Term Plan lays out work for the year ahead, how much this will cost, and the total amount of rates needed to pay for it.

This year's rates

Find out how your rates bill has changed in 2019/2020.

Setting valuations

Christchurch City Council rates are largely allocated on the basis of property rating values.

Change of property ownership

If you're a ratepayer, you need to notify us if your details change. This is so we can ensure rates demands are sent to the correct person responsible for rates payments.

Where the money goes

Where the Council's money comes from, what we spend it on, and how much is paid for by your rates.

Solicitors request for information

Use this form to request rating information for property settlement.