Paying Us


It's easy to make a payment to Horowhenua District Council with a range of payment options available for applications, rates accounts, water accounts, debtor accounts and infringements.

For a full list of Council's current fees and charges, please view our Fees and Charges section.

Credit or Debit Card for Rates

If you are a Horowhenua District ratepayer you can pay your rates by credit or debit card. Payment can be made with Visa or MasterCard credit cards or debit cards. To make a payment using this method please visit our Rates Payments Online page.

Internet Banking (POLi) for Rates and LIM Reports

You can pay for Rates and Online LIM Reports (Applications) by POLi. This service is provided by POLi with no additional fees charged to payees. To pay using this method, please visit our:

Internet Banking

If you are using Internet Banking, follow the instructions of your bank making sure Council's account details are entered correctly and you have clearly identified who is making the payment and what the amount is for. Our account details are as follows:

Name: Horowhenua District Council
Bank: BNZ
Branch: Levin
Account Number: 02-0668-0070607-02

You will need to set up a separate payment for each account you hold to ensure your payment is credited to the correct account. Ensure you include your name (eg AB SMITH) and the reason for payment (eg LIM APPLN) in the Particulars and Reference sections when a making payment. No action will be taken on your application until payment has been receipted by Council and matched to your application.

Further information to help guide you through the payment process for Internet Banking payments can be viewed on our Internet Banking Payments page.

Include confirmation of payment

Often banks will email you evidence of your payment. To speed things up, we recommend that you include this confirmation with your email to us. If not, please include some form of advice of your payment when submitting your application so we can put the two things together and get the process rolling.

Direct Debit

Direct Debit is Horowhenua District Council's preferred payment method for Rates and Water Accounts, with fortnightly, monthly and quarterly direct debits available. The forms can be downloaded from:

You will receive confirmation once the direct debit is set up, detailing the first payment date for your direct debit.

Automatic Payment

If you wish to set up Automatic Payments you will need to do this through your bank. Please contact us before setting up an Automatic Payment to ensure you have all the required information. Your bank may charge a fee when setting up or amending an Automatic Payment.


Due to COVID-19, all Horowhenua District Council facilities, including the main office in Levin, closed from 5pm on Monday, 23 March 2020.

You can still post a cheque payment with your account information to Horowhenua District Council, Private Bag 4002, Levin. However, please note that all checks received during the lockdown will not be processed until the lockdown has been lifted. We recommend that you pay by internet banking for all applications which require a deposit or fee, because delays in receipting cheques may cause delays in processing your application.

In person (this option is not currently available)

Due to COVID-19, all Horowhenua District Council facilities, including the main office in Levin, closed from 5pm on Monday, 23 March 2020. This means payments cannot be made in person at Horowhenua District Council offices.

Please try to make your payment by using Internet Banking.