What we do with your information

This privacy notice applies to personal and other information collected on www.selwyn.govt.nz and to information provided to Selwyn District Council.

Property and Rates

Property and Rates information is provided under the Sections 27 and 28 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 and Section 41 of the Rating Valuations Act 1998, as an online representation of a Public Register.

Selwyn District Council is required to collect and maintain this information for the purposes of carrying out its functions under the above Acts. The Council is obliged to make this information freely available to members of the public, and may not prevent others from accessing property, valuation and rating details about your property. However, accounts information is not displayed on this website.


Selwyn District Council websites use Google Analytics (a service that provides aggregated reports on website activity) to further understand how the website can be improved.  Google Analytics relies on the use of cookies, which are small files stored on your computer. For detail on what is collected via these cookies, and how it is stored and used, see Google's privacy policy.

Rates Payments Online

Online payments can be made through our payment gateway POLi. If you would like to know more please select the links on the payment page.

Collected Information

In the case of providing us with information via an online form, we will use that information only to respond to your message and help us to provide for you the service you have requested. We only share your information with another agency if it is essential in order for that agency to resolve your request. Selwyn District Council does not collect information for commercial marketing.

Privacy Act

The information Selwyn District Council holds about ratepayers and residents is required for lawful purposes used in the functioning of the Selwyn District Council and this information is sourced in accordance with Principle 2 of the Privacy Act. The information is held pursuant to the public register principals outlined in the Privacy Act.

For more detailed information please refer to the Privacy Act.

If you believe we have breached the Privacy Act or if you are not sure of our obligations, you can call the Privacy Commissioner's privacy hotline: 0800 803 909. If you wish to discuss the privacy of any of your personal information entered into, or appearing on, our website, please contact the Media team at the Council, at media@selwyn.govt.nz or on Council's main lines.