You can use any of the payment options below to pay your Environment Southland rates.
If you have questions or want to set up a regular payment, please contact 0800 ESRATES (0800 377 283).
|Credit/debit card||Click here to make a rates payment via VISA or Mastercard.|
|Online payment via bank transfer||You can make a one-off
payment using online banking. Our details are:|
Name: Environment Southland
You can also find us in your list of registered payees
under Environment Southland / Southland Regional Council.
For rates payments please enter your Assessment ID from the top left corner of your rates
statement in the reference field only. No other information is required,
however if your bank requires additional fields to be completed, please
enter the address of the property you are paying for.
For debtor payments please enter your Debtor Acc No.
from the top right corner of your debtor invoice in the reference field
only. No other information is required, however if your bank requires
additional fields to be completed, please enter the invoice number you
are making the payment on.
|Telephone||Call us on 0800 377 283 or 0800 ESRATES to arrange payment of your account by credit card over the phone.|
|Direct debit||Download a direct debit
form to complete and return to us, but please allow plenty of time for
this service to be established, and to obtain an approval form from your
bank. Please note this service is for Rates payments only.|
Download the Direct Debit Form
|Our office||Call into our office on
the corner of North Road and Price Street, Invercargill. We are open
from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday. EFTPOS facilities are
available. We accept Visa, Bankcard and Mastercard.|
|Your NZ Post Shop||Take your rates invoice with you to any New Zealand Post Shop. Please note this service is for Rates payments only.|
|Cheque||Send us your cheque in the post along with your remittance advice to Private Bag 90116, Invercargill 9840.|
|Southland & Gore District Council offices||It is also possible to
pay your Environment Southland rates at Southland District Council and
Gore District Council offices throughout Southland. Please note this
service is for Rates payments only.|
All rates payments are due by the end of November each year.
A 10% late payment penalty will be imposed on:
- any current rates due but not paid by 5.00 pm on the due date;
- all rates in arrears as at 1 July each year remaining unpaid on the following 1 January (this penalty excludes current year's rates);
- all rates in arrears as at 1 July the following year.
Penalties pay for the cost of collecting rates in arrears and are applied in fairness to those ratepayers who pay their accounts on time. If you cannot pay the full amount, a part payment will reduce the penalty.