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Making a payment to council

There are many payment options available for council's different facilities and services. Use this page to help find the right payment option for you.

Pay Rates

Four rates instalments are sent out during each financial year which is between 1 July and 30 June.

Late Payments: If you can't pay your rates by the due date, ask the Rates Department at the Council for advice. It is better to ask for help than have to pay additional money in late-payment penalties.

You can pay your rates by:

Pay Dog Registration

Remember to register your dog by 3 months of age and then annually on 1 July.

If you can't pay your dog registration by the due date, ask for the Animal Control Officer at the Council for advice. It is better to ask for help to avoid a possible infringement.

Deferred Payment: You can setup an automatic payment through a nominated bank account to pay all your registration fees over a specified period. Contact an Animal Control Officer to discuss this and to setup a deferred payment agreement. Note: If not fully paid by 30 Aug you will incur a late payment penalty.

You can pay your dog registration by:

Pay Licensing

You will be posted an invoice or reminder for all licences that are due, liquor licences have to be paid in person with their application form (there are no exceptions). Please note that licensees are responsible in all cases for ensuring their postal details are correct and current.

If you can't pay your licence by the due date, ask for the Environmental Health Officer at the Council for advice.

You can pay your licences by:

Pay Building Consents

When a building consent application is lodged a deposit needs to be paid. A list of these deposits are outlined in the fees and charges. After the building consent has been processed and is available to be issued a full invoice of costs will be sent out to the applicant. This is an indication that the consent is available to be uplifted at the Planning reception.

You can pay your building consents by:

Payment Options

By Credit card

Please note our bank and payment provider charge payment processing fees of 1.9% for this service. Wairoa District Council does not retain any part of this fee.

By Direct debit

Direct Debit is the quickest way to make sure that your payments are paid on time and that you don't incur any penalties. Once it is setup you can just forget about it. Forms can be found at the bottom of this page.

You can pay the following by direct debit:

  • Water Accounts (quarterly by instalment)
  • Rent (weekly or fortnightly on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday)
  • Rates Account (weekly or fortnightly on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, monthly on the 20th of each month or by instalment on the due date) 

By Internet Banking

To make a payment to the Wairoa District Council you must access your bill payment details through your own banking system.

Bank account details for the Wairoa District Council are:

Account Name Bank Branch Account Number
Wairoa District Council Westpac Bank Wairoa 03 0785 0070470 00

When making a payment you have to make sure you put the correct reference details on it so that we can assign the payment to you. The table below shows you the type of payment and the reference required.

Type of Payment Reference Details Required
Debtors Customer Number & Name
Dog Registration Dog Registration Number & Owner Number e.g. DGxxxxxx & Surname and initials
Miscellaneous Account Number & Name

Camping Infringement Number & Vehicle Registration Number

We cannot accept part payments via internet banking. Infringement notices must be paid in full.

Rates Valuation Number & Surname
Building Consents Building Consent Number e.g. BC091234 and name
Rent Customer Name
Water Account Number & Name

By Post

Please make sure all cheques are made out to the Wairoa District Council. Place all required information in an envelope with payment and send to:

Wairoa District Council
P.O. Box 54
Wairoa 4160

In Person

Come to the Council Building, Queen Street between 8am - 4.50pm. Please make sure all cheques are made out to the Wairoa District Council.

Please remember:


You can pay using:

  • Cash, Cheque or Eftpos

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