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Making a payment to council

There are many payment options available for council’s different facilities and services. Use this page to help find the right payment option for you.

If you can't pay your account by the due date, ask for the relevant Department at the Council for advice. It is better to ask for help than have to pay additional money in late-payment penalties.

Payment Options

By Credit Card

Credit card payments are only available through our website and are available for the following payments:

Currently you can pay using Visa or MasterCard only. Please note that convenience fees apply to these transactions. You will find step by step instructions as you go through the payment process.

Note: Transactions made after 10.30pm New Zealand time will be processed by Napier City Council on the following business day.

By Internet Banking

To make a payment to the Napier City Council you must access your bill payment details through your own banking system.

Bank account details for the Napier City Council are:

Account Name Bank Branch Account Number
Napier City Council Westpac Bank Napier 03 0698 0289001 00

When making a payment you have to make sure you put the correct reference details on it so that we can assign the payment to you. The table below shows you the type of payment and the reference required.

Payment Particulars Analysis Code Reference
Debtors (includes Building/Resource Consents, Licenses) Debtors Account Number Invoice Number
Dog Registration Dog Owner Number (e.g. DGXXXX) Surname

Parking Infringements

We can not accept part payments via internet banking. Infringement notices must be paid in full.



Notice Number (e.g. Nxxxxxx)

Vehicle Registration
Rates Rates Valuation Number Surname
Rental Debtors Rent Account Number (e.g. Rxxxxx) Surname
Water Meters/Water Rates Water Account Number (e.g. Nxxx or Vxxxx) Surname
Kennedy Park Accom Reservation Number Surname of booking
Library Library Card Number Surname
Freedom Camping Infringement Freedom Infringement number Vehicle registration

By Direct debit

Direct Debit is the quickest way to make sure that your payments are paid on time and that you don't incur any penalties. Once it is setup you can just forget about it. Forms can be found at the bottom of this page.

You can pay by direct debit the following:

  • Water by Meter (quarterly by instalment)
  • Rent (fortnightly on Tuesday for pensioner flats)
  • Rates Account (weekly or fortnightly on Thursdays, monthly on the 20th of each month or by instalment on the due date)

By Post

Please make sure all cheques are made out to the Napier City Council. This includes facilities that are run by council e.g. Napier Aquatic Centre etc. Place all required information in an envelope with payment and send to:

Napier City Council
Private Bag 6010
Napier 4142.

In Person

Come to the Council Civic Building, Hastings Street between 8am - 5.00pm. Please make sure all cheques are made out to the Napier City Council. This includes facilities that are run by council e.g. Napier Aquatic Centre etc.

Please remember:

  • Bring your account, ticket, application form and anything else we require with you.

You can pay using:

  • Cash, Cheque or Eftpos

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