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The Rates Rebate Scheme was established to provide a subsidy to low-income homeowners.  Perhaps you may be eligible for a $665 rebate on the cost of your rates. Strict eligibility criteria apply.

Am I eligible for a Rates Rebate?

To determine if you are eligible for a rates rebate please see the New Zealand Government website or speak to one of our customer service officers. Forms to apply for a rates rebate are also available to download from that website.

How do I apply for a Rates Rebate?

You can apply for a rate rebate over the phone with one of our friendly customer service officers.  The customer services officer will fill in the application form with you and then mail out the application to you to sign and return, or alternatively you can call in and sign the completed form at one of our service centres.  

What information do I need to have available?

When you speak with us, salary or wage earners need to provide a summary of earnings for the tax year ended 31 March 2021 (and that of any spouse/partner and/or joint owner living with you on 1 July 2021).  Investment income is required to be declared as well.  

For ratepayers who are on a benefit, the Council is able to access the relevant information on your behalf.

Self-employed workers need to supply an income and tax summary from the IRD or an accountant. 

Those applying for a rates rebate must normally live at the relevant property as at 1 July 2021.

The deadline for applications is 30 June 2022.

Apply by Mail

You may also make an application by mail.

You will need to:

Post your application to:

Hauraki District Council
PO Box 17
Paeroa 3640

Enquiries can be made at any of our Council offices or by email to