Rates remission policy for land affected by natural calamity

This policy was adopted at the Council meeting on 4th April 2012.

Following the consideration of submissions and hearings, Council has adopted the policy as originally advertised.

Download the rates remission policy for land affected by natural calamity.

What does this mean?

The Rates Remission Policy for Land Affected by Natural Calamity provides Council with the mechanism to provide rates relief for property owners affected by events that the Council determines fall within the scope of the Policy.

What does this mean for those affected by the December 2011 rainfall event?

The criteria for determining if a property qualifies for rates remission due to the December 2011 rainfall event are:

  • The property was issued with a Section 124 notice, and the property was uninhabitable for 30 days or more from the issue of that section 124 notice, or
  • An EQC assessment of the property has been carried out which indicates that the conditions and criteria in the Rates Remission Policy have been met, or
  • A certificate under the Earthquake Commission ACT 1993 is placed on the title of the property.

Council will contact property owners who were issued with a Section 124 notice to advise them of the new policy and the application process.

Applications for rates remission under this policy must be made before 30 June 2012 to be eligible for rates remission for this rating year.

Council is also working proactively with Quotable Value to ensure properties affected by the December flood event are accurately valued in time for the 2012/13 rating year.

Contacts for rates enquiries

You can contact Council's Customer Service Team on +64 3 546 0200, Fax +64 3 546 0392 or e-mail rates@ncc.govt.nz.

You can also contact the Council offices which operate a 24 hour, seven days a week phone service on 546 0200. 

Nelson City Council
PO Box 645
110 Trafalgar Street
Phone 546 0200 (all hours)
Fax: 546 0239