Rates are a charge against a property (rating unit) and set by your local and regional councils.

New ratings valuations

Quotable Value (QV), on behalf of the Council, has completed the 2018 Wellington City revaluations. These have been audited and approved by the Office of the Valuer General.

You can see the new values from 8 November at the Council Service Centre, or from 9 November online at QV.co.nz, and after 19 November on Property Search – via the valuation and rates summary link. Rating valuation notices with the updated rating values will be posted or emailed to property owners mid-November.

The objection close-off date is 20 December 2018. You can object online at Rating Valuation - QV, phone QV on 0800 787 284, or email ratingsupport@qv.co.nz for an objection form or more information about the new valuations.

The new Rating Valuations will be used from 1 July 2019. The Long Term Plan forecast is to keep the average rates increase to 3.6% of the 2019/20 year. Rates are set through the Annual Plan consultation starting in March/April 2019.

Payment options

You can pay your rates online, by direct debit, Internet / telephone banking, by mail or in person.

Rates - your details

You can find out your property's valuation and rates details by searching our rates property informa...

    Rates invoice and valuation notice by email

    Use our online form to sign up to get your rates invoice and rating valuation notice by email.

      Instalment details

      Rates are billed in four instalments for the rating year which begins on 1 July and ends on 30 June....

        Rates remissions

        Council rates remissions are available for ratepayers that meet the criteria.