A penalty notice is sent to let ratepayers know that there is a balance owing on their property after the due date. The due date for payment of the 2022/23 Bay of Plenty Regional Council rates was 20 October 2022 and a 10% penalty was applied to rates accounts with an outstanding balance on 31 October 2022.
Full payment of the outstanding balance will need to be made or you can set up a weekly, fortnightly or monthly direct debit to clear your rates. If you set up an annual direct debit the payment will not go through until the 2023/24 rates are due.
If the rates balance remains unpaid by 30 June 2023, we will look to begin collection action for recovery of rates arrears (unpaid rates).