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Apply to postpone your rates payments for 2020/2021

Before you start

You will need to provide:

  • your full name or name of your business
  • full address or rate assessment number of the property for which you are applying
  • your contact phone number and email address
  • your New Zealand Business Number (if applicable)
  • your registration number (if applicable).

If you owed rates payments and penalties (arrears) before 26 March 2020, you are not eligible to apply for the COVID-19 rates postponement scheme. Contact us on 09 301 0101 to discuss what other financial assistance may be available.

You don't need to upload evidence of your financial hardship in your application. We may contact you if we need further information from you.

Read more about eligibility criteria, including examples of how you might meet the financial hardship requirement on Rates postponement for ratepayers financially impacted by COVID-19.

It will take you about five minutes to complete this form.