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Last modified: 29 Jul 2020 10:33am

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Selwyn ratepayers who may be facing financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for a payment extension.

You can extend payment out to 30 June 2021, provided you agree to a payment plan with the Council. This extension is available for the final instalment of rates for the 2019/20 financial year and rates for the 2020/21 financial year.

Payments can be made by direct debit weekly, fortnightly or monthly and will need to be a minimum of $10 per week.

To apply for the rates extension fill out the form in the rates section of the website. To complete your request you will need your Valuation Number, which can be found on your rates invoice, or by contacting us on 0800 SELWYN (735 996).

An easy way to pay your rates is by direct debit. You can set up a direct debit by filling out the Direct Debit Authority form online.

If you are considering cancelling or stopping an existing direct debit arrangement that you have with the Council, please contact us first. If you cancel the direct debit authority directly with your bank there is a nine-month security stand down period before it can be reinstated. This is because the Council is authorised to set up the direct debit arrangement directly, rather than you having to set it up with your bank.