RATES INFORMATION & FORMS
Rates Instalment Dates
Your annual rates are payable by 4 instalments;
- 1st – 25th August 2017
- 2nd – 6th October 2017
- 3rd – 12th January 2018
- 4th – 6th April 2018
A discount of 3% will be given if your rates are paid by 22nd August 2017.
Pensioner Rates Remission
The Glamorgan Spring Bay Council offers a pension remission to eligible pension holders within the Municipal area.
To be eligible you must be a current holder of a Centrelink Health Care Card, a Pensioner Concession Card, or a DVA Gold Card endorsed as TPI or War Widow – issued by Centrelink or the Department of Veteran Affairs, on or before 1st July to be eligible for the following financial year.
The other criteria is that the property you will be claiming the pension remission on is your principal place of residence, ie: your only place of occupancy.
If you feel you are eligible you may download the pensioner application form to complete, and return to Council, where you must present your card to the Council representative.
The application form must be received by Council by 31st March for the relevant financial year.
Should you have any queries please feel free to contact Council’s Rates Officer on 03 6256 4782.
If you are experiencing difficulty in paying your rates by the due dates, please contact the rates department to set up a payment arrangement to avoid recovery action.
If an instalment amount is not paid by the due date, interest will accrue immediately on the overdue balance. Interest accrues on a daily basis at a rate of 8.40% per annum.
If an overdue amount remains unpaid after 14 days Council will take legal action for total rates payable if there is no approved payment arrangment in place. Any costs incurred due to legal action are recoverable from the ratepayer.
Change Of Address
If you need to update your current postal address you will need to advise Council in writing by post, fax, email or in person at the Council Offices.
A Supplementary Rates notice replaces any rates notice that has previously been issued for the current financial year.
Waste Base Levy
The Waste Base Levy covers State Government charges for waste transfer station disposal landfill disposal fees, site lease charges and general transportation/maintenance costs.
Waste Management Service Charge
This service charge is for the kerbside collection of your rubbish/recycling bins or a yearly voucher to take your rubbish to the waste management centres.
To provide medical buildings, administrative services and general benefits to attract and retain doctors within the Municipality.
Council is required to collect this revenue on behalf of the State Government, which is then passed on to the Tasmania Fire Service.
Assessed Annual Value (AAV)
An assessed annual valuation is an assessment of the market value of a property, at a specific date and in accordance with legislation. The Valuer-General determines the AAV under the Valuation Of Land Act 2001.
It is the gross annual income that, at the time of valuation, the owner of the property might reasonably expect to obtain from letting it to a tenant. The assessed annual value of the land cannot be less than 4 per cent of the capital value of the land.
It is the expected sum of money that might be realised if the land and any existing dwelling or improvements were offered for sale at a particular time. For instance, on a rates notice, it may show land value as $50,000 and capital value as $175,000. The capital value includes the land value plus the value of any buildings on the site.