Rates and valuations

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

Receive your rates invoice by email

Rates and valuation search

Search for a property's rates and valuation details.


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


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


Rates reductions, remissions, rebates and relief.

Setting rates and valuations

Most rates are based on the rating value of the property.

Change of property ownership

Let us know if your details change so we can ensure your rates are sent to the correct person.

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.