Rates rebates

Applying for a rates rebate

The Nelson City Council, on behalf of the Department of Internal Affairs, administers the rates rebate scheme. You may qualify for a refund of a portion of your rates. There is a sliding scale for this rebate which links income level to rates levied. The more rates you pay the higher income you can earn and still qualify.

You can apply for a rates rebate if the following is applicable to you:

  • You pay the rates on the address that you live at, and
  • You were living at that address at 1 July 2017, and
  • Your name is on the rate account

The rebate will be calculated based on your income, rates and the number of dependants living with you.

Please phone our customer service team on +64 3 546 0200 to arrange an appointment. Rates rebates are granted under the Rates Rebate Act 1973 and you must provide income and accommodation information so you rebate can be calculated.

The income eligibility for a rebate is $24,790.

However, if your income exceeds this amount you could still be entitled to a rebate depending on the total cost of your rates and the number of dependants.

The maximum rebate payable for the 2017/2018 rating year is $620. For more information visit the Department of Internal Affairs website.

Contacts for rates enquiries

You can contact Council's Customer Service Team by:

You can also use the form below to send your comments about rates rebates or change your rates rebate appointment time (a member of the Customer Service team will contact you to confirm that your appointment has been changed).

Would you like to change your appointment date/time