Penalties, Privacy, Postponements and Online Records

Want to learn more about the penalities, privacy (name suppression), postponements and online records?

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Late payments penalty

A 10% penalty will be added to any portion of the current year’s rates outstanding on 30 October 2015. A second 10% penalty will be added to all arrears remaining unpaid at 21 January 2016 with additional charges of 10% added at six monthly intervals thereafter to all such rates which continue to remain unpaid.

Privacy - Name Suppression

If you do not want your name and address details to appear on the Rating Information Database, name suppression forms are available. These must be completed yearly to continue the suppression of personal details.

Download a name suppression form.


If you are interested in making a postponment or would like more information about this, you need to contact us at Horizons Regional Council directly

View your rating information and records online

As a ratepayer for this rating unit, you have the right to inspect the Rating Information Database and rates records, and object on certain grounds set out in the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002. The Rating Information Database can be viewed here or at Horizons Regional Council’s Palmerston North Office.

Need more information? Contact us, visit our FAQs page, read over our policies, or freephone 0508 800 800, or email

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Horizons Regional Council
Private Bag 11025
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442