Objections are managed by Quotable Value, the independent contractor that carries out valuations on behalf of the Council.
For further information on lodging an objection(external link) visit the QV website or call 0800 787 284.
If you disagree with QV’s response to your objection, you have 20 working days from the date you receive the decision to lodge an application with the Land Valuation Tribunal(external link). There is a $50 filing fee and if your application proceeds to a hearing, District Court fees may be payable. More information is available on the Ministry of Justice website. Note: earthquake damage is not a ground for objection.
Where an objection results in a change to your rating valuation, your rates will be updated accordingly. Any increase or reduction in rates will be backdated to the date the valuation was adjusted in our database.