Coorong District Council

Rating Policy

PAYMENT OF RATES

You can choose to pay your rates in four quarterly instalments or in one annual amount. If you choose to pay quarterly we will send you further notices for each quarter. If the amount due remains unpaid after the due date, it may be recovered in a court of competent jurisdiction.

FINES ON RATES

Rates will be overdue if they have not been paid by the "last day for payment" date shown on the front of this notice. After this date, additional charges will apply:-

  • a fine of 2% of the amount due will be added immediately and
  • at the end of each month thereafter, interest (at the rate prescribed in the Local Government Act 1999) will be added on any balance (excluding previous interest) not then paid.

RATE CONCESSIONS

An eligible pensioner may be entitled to a concession on their principal place of residence. All pensioner concession applications are administered by the State Government.

Further information can be obtained by telephoning the DCSI Concessions Hotline on 1800 307 758 or for those with a hearing or speech impairment can telephone 8226 6789.

HARDSHIP

Persons experiencing hardship may seek assistance from Council. Contact phone 1300 785 277 for a confidential discussion or email council@coorong.sa.gov.au

COUNCIL REBATES

Certain persons and/or organisations may be eligible for a rebate, eg community groups, health and education organisations etc. Phone 1300 785 277 or email council@coorong.sa.gov.au for further information.

NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT LEVY

Council collects a regional Natural Resources Management (NRM) Levy on all rateable properties on behalf of your regional NRM board. The Levy funds vital

NRM projects and is the new name for contributions South Australian ratepayers have been making for many years through their Catchment Water

Management Levies and/or animal and plant control rate revenue contributions from local government. For more information about the projects your regional

NRM Levy helps fund, please contact the South East NRM Board on 8724 6000 or the Murray Darling NRM Board on 8532 1432.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS OR OWNERSHIP

Please advise Council, in writing, immediately if your details have changed. Tear off slip on bottom of notice.

OBJECTION TO VALUATION

You may object to the valuation referred to in this notice by writing served personally or by post on the Valuer-General within 60 days after the date of service of this notice. But Note:

(a) if you have previously received a notice or notices under the Local Government Act 1999 referring to the valuation and informing you of a 60-day objection period, the objection period is 60 days after service of the first such notice;

(b) you may not object to the valuation if the Valuer-General has already considered an objection by you to that valuation.

A written objection to valuation must set out the grounds for objection. Rates are still due and payable by the due date even if an objection has been lodged.

Objections are to be forwarded to: State Valuation Office

GPO Box 1354, Adelaide 5001. Phone 1300 653 345

Email lsgobjections@sa.gov.au

OBJECTION TO LAND USE

Differentail General Rates imposed by the Council are based on various Land Use Categories. Should you have any reason to believe that the Land Use Category applied to your account is incorrect, you may lodge a written objection with Council outliningthe grounds upon which your objection is based. Objectionsmust be submitted to Council within 60 days of recieving your first notice.

Rates are still due and payable by the due date even if an objection hasbeen lodged.

VOTERS ROLL

Persons on the State House of Assembly Electoral Roll are automatically included in the Council Voters Roll and entitled to vote in Council elections.

Others who are ratepayers may also be entitled to be enrolled on the Council Voters Roll. If you have any queries please contact Council's Customer Service Centre on 1300 785 277 or email council@coorong.sa.gov.au

HAVE YOUR VIEWS BEEN HEARD?

Council has undertaken community consultation on the proposed services and the current budget and rating policy. If you are concerned about your Council rates, contact Council's Customer Service Centre on 1300 785 277 or email council@coorong.sa.gov.au

COLLECTION OF MERCHANT FEE ON CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS

Council has decided to introduce a fee for the use of credit cards. This fee will be calculated at the time of making payments and your receipt will show the amount of fee charged.


To download a copy of Council's Rating Policy, please click on the link below.

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