Rates - Porirua City Council
This page explains the different types of rates levied on properties in Porirua City.
General rates are payments made by ratepayers for the general purposes of the local authority. They are charged at a specific rate in the dollar on the capital value of every rating unit.
These rates are set according to the differential category in which a property lies. Different levels of rates are applied to the residential, business, and rural sectors and sub-sectors within them. The current differential categories in Porirua City are:
||01 - Residential and Other
||13 - Business
||15 - Motels
||16 - Shopping Plazas
||18 - Rural
More details on the make up of the rating categories can be found in the Funding Impact Statement in the Long-term Plan.
Uniform Annual General Charge
The uniform annual general charge (UAGC) is calculated as one fixed amount per rating unit.
The UAGC is for general purposes of the local authority.
Targeted rates are levied to pay for specific Council services.
The targeted rates assessed by Porirua City Council are for water supply, sewerage disposal, kerbside recycling, city centre development, and the Pauatahanui Sewerage and Water Scheme.
Links to more rating information
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