Rates Rebate Scheme
A rates rebate is a partial refund for people who pay rates to council.
The Rates Rebate Scheme provides a rebate of up to $700 for low income earners who were paying rates for the home in which they were living on 1 July 2022.
When applying for a rates rebate, you will need up-to-date information about your income (and that of any partner or joint homeowner who lives with you), your first annual rates invoice from Ōpōtiki District Council (you receive this in July each year) and also your Regional Council rates invoice that you will receive in September each year (starting in 2022).
Full details on the scheme can be found on the Rates Rebate Scheme page on the Department of Internal Affairs website.
Download or view a Rates Rebate Application form for 2022/23 PDF
Use the Department of Internal Affairs online calculator to see if you may be able to claim a rebate.