Ways to Pay Us

​There are many ways you can make a payment to council depending on what you are paying for. Refer to the table below to check how you can pay:

Online (Council website)​Rates Easypay (direct debit)​Bank transfer (internet or phone)​In person (cash, cheque, credit card or eftpos)​By post
​Metered water​Y​Y​Y
​New dog registration​Y​Y
​Dog re-registration​Y​Y​Y​Y
Combined payments​Y​Y​Y

Note: We do not accept New Zealand Post money orders.

Online (via Council website)

  • Pay online by credit card (Visa or MasterCard)
  • No credit card surcharge applies
  • Pay for multiple items with the one transaction by adding items (with relevant reference numbers) to your 'shopping cart'
  • More service options will be introduced as they are developed throughout the year. Currently the following services can be paid for online:
    • Rates
    • Infringements: parking, litter and animal
    • Dog registration renewal

Visit our Do It Online portal

Rates Easypay (direct debit)

  • Direct debits can be made weekly, fortnightly, bi-monthly or monthly to suit your budget
  • Payment amounts are adjusted automatically if your rates change
  • We will let you know in advance of any change
  • You receive your rates invoice for your records

Setting up Rates Payment by Direct Debit

Complete the Rates Easypay form and send to:

Direct Debit team
Ashburton District Council
PO Box 94
Ashburton 7740

Bank transfer (internet or phone)

  • You can transfer payment from your bank account to ours by transactions such as a bill payment, direct credit or automatic payment
  • If you set up a regular or reoccurring automatic payment, you will need to change the payment amount if it changes
  • It is essential that you include the required information in the 'Particulars', 'Code' and 'Reference' columns when you make a payment. Without this information we may not be able to allocate your money to your outstanding payment – which could result in unnecessary problems and delays

How to set up a bank transfer correctly

  • Enter the correct information in each of the 3 fields your bank provides for you; 'Particulars', 'Code', and 'Reference'
  • Use the samples below to ensure you enter the correct information depending on what your payment is for.









Council bank account details

Bank Account Name: Ashburton District Council

Bank Account Number: 03-1592-0521970-000

In person

You can visit the council to make a payment by cash, cheque, credit card or eftpos at Ashburton District Council office, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton.

By post

Council needs the details of what the payment is for otherwise we may not be able to allocate it correctly.

You should either:

  1. Include a copy of the ticket(s) and/or invoice(s) with your cheque (preferred option), or

  2. Clearly write the following details:

    • What the payment is for (e.g.: Rates, or Infringement or Rates and debtor)
    • Owner Name (may not necessarily be the cheque payers name)
    • Reference Number as printed on the ticket/invoice
  3. Receipts will not be issued for cheques received unless requested.

  4. Please do not post cash.

Post your cheque to the address below:

Ashburton District Council
Finance team
PO Box 94
Ashburton 7740

More information

For more information, contact our Customer Services team by email or phone (03) 307 7700.

Page reviewed: 20 Apr 2015 2:35pm