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Payment can be made via credit card (Mastercard or Visa only) through Council’s secure website, saving you time, hassle and postage.
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A direct debit is where you give Council authority to deduct a specific amount from your bank account on a regular basis to cover your rates. Typically the value deducted is equivalent to the annual rates total divided by the number of payments per annum. Direct debit ensures that your rates are paid in full by 30 June each year and you do not incur any penalties .
The Southland District Council offers ratepayers the option to pay their rates by direct debit by any of the following frequencies:
Just download this form [PDF, 235 KB], fill in your details, sign, and return it to:
Southland District Council
PO Box 903
15 Forth Street
or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment via telephone or internet banking is available through most banks. These services allow you to pay your rates at any point in time and from anywhere in the country.
If paying by telephone banking, please contact Council on 0800 732 732 to obtain the specific details that you need to provide to your bank in order to use this service.
If paying by internet banking, please note that Southland District Council is a Bill Payee with all New Zealand banks. Please select the option: SOUTHLAND DISTRICT COUNCIL - RATES and enter your billing number where indicated.
Please note: If you have more than one property, you must make one payment per property.
All Southland District Council offices accept payment over the counter in cash, cheque or via EFTPOS or credit card (Mastercard and Visa only)
Cheques can be posted to Southland District Council, P O Box 903, Invercargill 9810. Payments by cheque must be accompanied by your rates remittance or include your billing number.
An automatic payment is where you instruct your bank to pay Council a regular amount.
You must include your billing number with these payments as without this, Council has no way of knowing which property you are paying rates for and this could result in penalties being charged.
Please ensure that if you have more than one property, that you establish one automatic payment per property.
Please note: There is a risk that your automatic payments won’t meet the instalment due dates and subsequently penalties may be incurred. Automatic payments will also need to be revised annually due to changing rates.
For all solicitors enquiries, please email email@example.com with the property details and staff will respond via email.