Council has provided multiple different ways for you to pay your rates. Please explore the options below to see which method of payment will best suit you.
You can come to the Timaru District Council, Temuka Service Centre or Geraldine Service Centre to pay your rates in-person.
You can pay your rates via credit card online. Both Visa and Mastercard may be used for payment.
Please note: The timing of your payment is important to avoid penalties.
You can easily set up a direct debit to pay your rates using the form displayed under "Related Information" on the right of the screen. You can choose to pay weekly, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly or annually.
- Annual and Quarterly direct debits will be deducted from your bank account on the "Due" date.
- Monthly Direct Debits are deducted on the 20th of each month or the next working day.
- Weekly and Fortnightly direct debits are deducted on a Thursday.
You can cancel a direct debit by contacting Council offices at any time or emailing email@example.com.
Please note: Rate accounts will continue to be sent to you for your information.
You can make your rates payments via internet banking. These can be paid at any frequency to suit you, however, it is important to check your payments are sufficient to clear the required amount by the "Due" date.
Please ensure you put your Property ID number in the "Code" field and RT in the "Reference" field
Payments can be made to the Council Bank Account: 02-0888-0269159-07
Information for Solicitors: When paying a property settlement please pay using the details above to bank account number 02-0888-0269159-00.
If you have any questions about any of the payment methods, please phone the Timaru District Council if you wish to discuss these options with a Customer Services Officer.
Timaru: 03 687 7200
Geraldine: 03 693 9336
Temuka: 03 687 7591
Rates are due and payable on the following dates:
|1||20 September 2021|
|2||20 December 2021|
|3||21 March 2022|
|4||20 June 2022|
Ratepayers may elect to pay on a more regular basis if they choose. Rates may be paid using any of the payment methods as outlined above.
Penalties will not be applied to the metered water targeted rate.
Metered Water Dates
The due dates for metered water targeted rates are as follows:
|Month Invoice Raised||Due Date|
|July 2021||20 August 2021|
|August 2021||20 September 2021|
|September 2021||20 October 2021|
|October 2021||22 November 2021|
|November 2021||20 December 2021|
|December 2021||January 2022|
|January 2022||February 2022|
|February 2022||March 2022|
|March 2022||20 April 2022|
|April 2022||20 May 2022|
|May 2022||21 June 2022|
|June 2022||20 July 2022|
Last updated: 17 Dec 2021