Horowhenua District Council Rating Information
Simply enter a Street Address or VG Number in the fields below to search the Horowhenua District Council Rating Information Database for property rates.
The Horowhenua District is part of the Horizons region. As such, rates for the Horizons Regional Council are payable but not included in the information provided here. Information on the Horizons Regional Council rates can be found on the Horizons Regional Council website.
Rates for the 2020/2021 Rating Year
At least once every three years every district and city in New Zealand is revalued to set the values on which council rates are based for the following three years. New rateable valuations for Horowhenua properties were sent out by QV in November 2019. These new values have been used by Horowhenua District Council to determine rating from 1 July 2020.
The new valuations are now available to view within Council's property rates information. To find out more about the revaluation process, please visit our How Will Revaluations Affect Your Rates page.
Revaluation does not increase the amount Council collects from rates, it just helps us to work out everyone’s share of rates. The rating valuation provides the means to share the cost of the rates across the district according to a set of property values that are provided for every property on a common date (1 August 2019). Using a common date means that every property is valued on the same basis and at the same time.
If you are searching by Your Address you can:
- into the box "Type in Your Address", type in the street address number, for example "126" then continue to type in all or part of the street name, for example "Oxford";
ie type in "126 Oxford", then click on the correct address in the popup below the text entry box.
- once you have selected the correct property, click on "Show Rating Information" to show all of the available information on the selected property.
When typing the address in it may take a few seconds for it to be found.
If you are searching by VG Number, type the valuation number in the "VG Number" box; for example "1505064500", then click on the correct entry in the popup below the text entry box.
If you are searching by Assessment Number, type the assessment number in the "Assessment Number" box; for example "120857", then click on the correct entry in the popup below the text entry box.
Once you have selected the correct property, click on "Show Rating Information" to show all of the available information on the selected property.
Click on "Start Again" if you wish to start searching again from scratch, at any point.
Understanding the rates tableTo help you understand the information displayed in the table below, here is a brief description about what each column shows:
- Last Year Rates from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 - this is what your rates were last year.
- Change to Rates due to Property Revaluation - this is the change in rates as a result of the 2019 revaluations. Your new revaluation will affect your rates from 1 July 2020.
- Change to Rates due to HDC budget - The budget in Council’s Annual Plan for 2020/2021 included a -1.83% income decrease. This column shows the impact of the budget.
- Total Difference Between Last Year & Current Rates - this is the total difference between last year rates and the new current rates.
- Current Rates from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 - this is the current rates for this financial year.
Council will collect less income from rates overall, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a rates decrease for all households in the district.
Will my rates go down in the 2020/21 financial year?
Some property owners will get a decrease, while others will have an increase in their rates. This is mainly because of the independent rating valuation carried out last year, which took effect from 1 July 2020.
The way your rates will be affected by the valuation depends on whether your property value rose by more or less than the district average. A below average increase will likely have no impact on your rates or may mean you pay less. An above average increase in value could mean that even with Council’s decision to reduce its rates income for 2020/21 you may still pay more in rates than you did for 2019/20.
How will the rating valuation affect my rates?