If your properties are on separate titles, under the Local Government (Rating) Act, we must send you separate invoices.
However, if you have two or more rating units that are owned by exactly the same owner(s), are contiguous (share a boundary) and are used jointly as a single unit, you may quality for contiguous rating. This means that the Regional Council may be able to treat them as if they are one single rating unit, for rating assessment purposes. This can reduce the Uniform Annual General Charges and some targeted rates, such as the Civil Defence Emergency Management and Passenger Transport targeted rates. You will still however receive two rates invoices.
If this situation applies to you, please apply to the Regional Council in writing with your request and details of your rating units, and we will verify if they meet the legislative requirements.
Please note that there are different rules for farming, please contact us for more information.
You can contact us using the form on our website, or call us on 0800 BOP RATES (0800 267 728). Please have your valuation number handy.