Bendigo residents urged to pay rates

RESIDENTS are reminded that their annual rates are due to be paid in full by Monday February 17.

This only applies for residents not paying by installments. 

Organisation support director Marg Allan said the council was preparing for a last minute payment rush.

“More than 55,000 rate notices were sent out last year with 23,000 properties opting to pay their rates via instalments,” Ms Allan said.

“Residents who fail to pay their rates by the due date risk being charged interest.

“This is something that we do not want to happen and ratepayers who may be experiencing difficulty in paying the full amount are advised to contact the council on 5434 6000 to discuss a suitable payment arrangement.

“Rates payment time is always a very busy time for our staff and I would like to remind residents that they do not have to waste time lining up in long queues at the council offices to pay their rates in person as there are a number of other payment options available."

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