About the rating information database

Overview

View Rating Information Database

The purpose of the RID is to allow people to check what rate types and differentials have been applied to their account for a particular rating year. Changes that occur after 3rd June 2019 may not necessarily appear in the current RID, but if it affects rates for the current year the ratepayer will have received updated assessments and invoices. The figures displayed on 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.

Where future figures are included in the RID, these 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.

Information about the Rating Information Database and Suppression of Property Owner Names and Addresses from the Rating Information Database

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. Any such request must be made in writing and signed by the property owner. If you wish to have your name and/or address details withheld please put your request in writing to Council attention the Rates Department.

Download our Request for Property Owner Name and Address Suppression Form and send it to us using our normal contact details.

If you experience any difficulty in accessing your rates information please contact our Customer Liaison team using our normal contact details

Suppression of 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) and mark 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.

The following people may inspect the rates record for a rating unit:

  • The ratepayer (There are specific rules defining the ratepayer of Maori freehold land. In the event of any doubt about who is entitled to obtain this information, Council’s Rates Team should be consulted)
  • A person who is authorised by the ratepayer to do so - this request should be in writing
  • A person who has become liable to pay the rates in respect of the unit under section 61 or section 62 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002
  • A solicitor, a person (not being a lawyer) who provides conveyancing services, a real estate agent, or any other person –

(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.