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Remission (reduction) of fixed charges (uniform annual general charges) and targeted rates levied as uniform annual charges on rating units

Whakaitinga utu motuhake (te ōritenga o ngā utunga ā-tau whānui) me ngā reiti kua āta whakaritea hei utu ia tau i runga herenga mea ka reitihia

​This scheme promotes fairness in applying fixed charges (uniform annual general charges (UAGC)).

​Eligibility and criteria

We may remit (reduce) fixed charges and targeted rates, if:

  • you use the rating unit exclusively for vehicle parking, where no car parking is available on the main property
  • you use the rating unit jointly with one or more units as a single farm or horticultural property, and the group of rating units would otherwise be treated as a single rating unit, except that:
    • the units are not strictly adjoining (for example, a farm run-off block)
    • the occupier of all the rating units is the same but the occupier does not own all the rating unit            
  • the rating unit is Māori land used jointly with one or more Māori land units as a single entity, and the group of rating units would otherwise be treated as a single rating unit, except that:
    • the units are not strictly contiguous (adjoining)
  • the occupier of all the rating units is the same but the occupier does not own all the rating units
  • we class the rating unit as a remote island that is uninhabitable or cannot be used for any practical use.

When the remission will not apply

The remission will not apply to a:

  • separate residential dwelling or business located on the rating unit
  • service actually provided to the rating unit.

If you want to claim a remission under the policy, you need to apply in writing or declare and supply evidence to prove that we should grant a remission.

How to apply

Apply in writing and provide:

  • detailed information explaining how the property meets the conditions and criteria under this policy, including any relevant evidence
  • a daytime contact number, in case we need further information.

Write to us at:

Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Victoria Street
Auckland 1142

What happens next

We will return incomplete applications.

It takes 20 working days to process your application. You will receive a letter advising the outcome of your application.

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