About the rating database
The Rating Information Database (RID) allows people to check what rate types and differentials have been applied to their account for a rating year. Changes that occur after 1st July 2021 may not appear in the current RID. However, if rates for the current year are affected the ratepayer will have received updated assessments and invoices.
The figures displayed in the RID should not be used as confirmation of the actual rates payable on a property.
If you require confirmation for legal or other purposes, please refer to your rate assessment or request a rating certificate from Council.
Any future figures included in the RID are based on current land values and future Annual Plans and/or the Long Term Plan. The final rates may vary depending on the adoption of the plans and changes in land values.
Suppression of Property Owner Name and Address
The rating legislation requires the names and addresses of property owners to be publicly available unless there is a request for this information to be withheld.
If you wish to have your name and/or address details withheld please put your request in writing using the name and address suppression form(PDF, 104KB) the property owner must sign this request. Please send this for the attention of the Rates Department.
Inspection of rates records
Under Section 38 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, there are restrictions on who can view all the details contained in the Council's rate records. This prevents unauthorised people from viewing or receiving information about the state of the rate account.
You may inspect the rates record for a rating unit if you meet one of the criteria below.
- You are a ratepayer. (Note - there are specific rules defining the ratepayer of Māori freehold land. In the event of any doubt about who is entitled to obtain this information, the Rates Team should be consulted).
- You are authorised by the ratepayer to do so. This request must be in writing.
- You have become liable to pay the rates in respect of the unit under Section 61 or Section 62 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002.
- You are a solicitor, a person (not being a lawyer) who provides conveyancing services, a real estate agent, or any other person who –
(i) is a party to (or acting as an agent for a party to) a transaction relating to the rating unit; and
(ii) reasonably requires the information in the rates record for the purposes of the transaction
- Any member of the public with respect to rates assessed, but not including arrears, remissions or postponed rates.
Last updated 20 August 2021