We understand that managing household expenses can sometimes be difficult. The Shire offers three alternative payment options. It is important that if you are experiencing hardship and can't make either the payment in full or by the instalment option by the due dates, that you contact the Shire of Manjimup Rates Officer on 9771 7777.
The options available are;
Payment in Full
Payment by Instalments
Payment by Special Arrangement
Late payment penalty of 9% per annum
This will accrue daily for unpaid amounts as below:
- No instalment option taken – interest shall begin to accrue on rates and/or service charges that remain unpaid after the due date on the notice and continue to accrue until the balance is paid. Eligible pensioners are exempt.
- Instalment option taken – interest shall begin to accrue daily on any instalment payment that remains unpaid after the due date and continue to accrue until paid. Eligible pensioners are exempt.
Recovery of overdue rates and charges
Where no election has been made to pay by instalments, or alternative arrangements made, a Final Notice is issued for overdue rate notices. If the rates and service charges still remain unpaid with no special payment arrangement in place, legal action may be started for their recovery, without further notice. Costs associated with legal action are recoverable from the ratepayer and will be added to the account.