The Finance Group is responsible for the smooth running
of the Council's business activities, financial reporting to
managers, elected members and the community and administering
Rates are set annually according to the
Opotiki District Long Term Plan and Annual Plan and billed
quarterly. Water rates are billed
bi-annually. As part of the rating process, the
Council operates a Rates Remission Policy which may be applied
under specific circumstances.
Contact the Council's Rates Officer for
further information on rates or remissions.
You can also download rates remission application forms from
our Forms page or view
further rates information from our Rates
The District's Property Database is
maintained by the Finance Group and provides some interesting
The District's boundaries encompass over 3,000 sq km of which,
70% is unrateable (50% because it is Department of Conservation
land and 20% for other reasons). However, unrateable land
makes up just over 5% of the District's Capital Value of some $1.5
The District contains 5,800 individually titled properties, about
600 of which are not rateable (DOC land, Schools, Marae, Churches,
You can view the property database during business hours at
Council, 108 St John Street, Opotiki or online here.