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What happens if you don't pay your property rates
Reminder letters we send
We send reminder letters after every instalment where there is still more than $100 to pay.
You can see your balances and pay any overdue amount by logging in to myAUCKLAND.
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Arrears (debt) is any amount on your rates account you still owe after 30 June.
We notify your mortgagee (usually a bank) after the fourth instalment due date has expired.
In early August, we inform them that, if you do not pay the outstanding amount within 90 days, we will request that they (the mortgagee) make this payment on your behalf.
If a property is mortgage-free, our legal team will pursue the outstanding rates directly with the owner.
If this does not result in payment, the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 allows us to demand the sale of a property in order to recover unpaid rates.
|Get your property rates bills and valuation notices by email||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/property-rates-valuations/your-rates-bill/Pages/sign-up-rates-bill-by-email.aspx||Get your property rates bills and valuation notices by email||Sign up to receive your property rates bills and valuation notices by email.||aspx||Rates billing and payments|
|Help for low income households and community groups||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/property-rates-valuations/help-low-income-households-community-groups||Help for low income households and community groups||Find out what financial help to pay property rates is available for low income households and community groups.||aspx||Rates billing and payments|
|Ways to pay your property rates||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/property-rates-valuations/ways-to-pay-your-rates||Ways to pay your property rates||Learn about the different ways to pay your property rates, including by direct debit, internet banking, Online EFTPOS and more.||aspx||Rates billing and payments|
|Due dates for property rates payments||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/property-rates-valuations/Pages/due-dates-rates-payments.aspx||Due dates for property rates payments||Find out when your property rates are due. Read about part payments and penalties.||aspx||Rates billing and payments|
|Request a refund of a property rates payment||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/property-rates-valuations/Pages/request-refund-rates.aspx||Request a refund of a property rates payment||Find out how to request a refund of your property rates payment.||aspx||Rates|
|Remission (reduction) of property rates penalties||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/property-rates-valuations/help-low-income-households-community-groups/Pages/remission-rates-penalties.aspx||Remission (reduction) of property rates penalties||Find out how we may be able to reduce your property rates penalties under specific circumstances.||aspx||Rates rebates, remissions and postponements|