Grant District chases unpaid council rates

Grant District chases unpaid council rates

More than $337,000 is owed to Grant District Council from unpaid rates.


In his monthly financial report to council, Corporate Services director Gary Button said the arrears was greater when compared to the same period last year.


“The value of the rates arrears as of October 31 is $337,545, which is greater when compared to the arrears position of $307,830 for the same period last year,” Mr Button said.


“Controls are in place to prompt council to monitor and assist ratepayers in meeting their financial obligations.”


Mr Button said council also takes into consideration financial hardship that may be experienced by ratepayers.


The first rates instalment for 2022-23 was due by September 1, and the second was due on December 1.


The next quarterly instalments are due by March 1 and June 7, 2024.


Rates notices are sent around 30 days prior to each due date.


Council accepts payments via direct debit, Centrepay, EFTPOS, BPAY, over the phone, by post and in person at its office.


The Local Government Act allows council to impose a penalty of 2% on late payments.


A payment that continues to be late is then charged an interest rate, for each month it continues to be late.


Ratepayers experiencing difficulty meeting the payment arrangements us encouraged to contact council to discuss payment arrangements.


Contact council on 8721 0444 or visit www.dcgrant.sa.gov.au/services/rates-and-property/paymentofrates for more information.

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