Otago Regional Council rates are funds collected from property owners to support essential services and infrastructure in Otago.

On this page you can learn more about Otago Regional Council (ORC) property rates and how they are used.

You can also find search for ORC rates for your property. If you need to make a payment, add or update certain details such as direct debit (including cancellation), wanting your rates emailed to you (instead of physical paper) or have a rates enquiry, you can find it all here.

You'll find the Solicitor Portal here as well if you are engaged in the transfer of property ownership (conveyancing).

About your rates

We collect rates directly from owners of property in Otago.

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Find your rates

Want to know what your current rates are? Or find out where your rates are used? Look up your ORC property rates here.

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Ways to pay

We have different ways you can pay your rates, whether you want to pay in person, online, or automate the whole thing.

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Rates FAQs

Do you have questions about rates? Check out our FAQs for answers.

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General rates enquiry

Didn't receive a rates notice? A payment doesn't look right? Something else? Send an enquiry via my.orc.govt.nz and we'll get in touch.

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Email my rates

Want your rates emailed? Need to update your email address? No problem.

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Find a rates form

Find all the forms you'll need to help with your rates, right here.

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Rates rebate

People on low incomes may be eligible for a rebate on their ORC rates.

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Rates remission and postponement

Struggling to pay your rates or provide a community benefit? You may be eligible for a rates remission or postponement of your rates.

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Solicitor portal

The Solicitor Portal is an online tool that helps solicitors and legal professionals access specific property information needed for ownership transfers. At ORC, the Solicitor Portal offers rates information, making property transactions smoother and more efficient by providing essential details for legal processes and transfers.

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Property Search

Search for your current Otago Regional Council property rates.

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Page last updated 12 July 2024.