Pay your rates To pay your water and land rates online you will need your credit card and your rates invoice. Handy tips Handy tip #1: When you are asked to enter your LRA Assessment Number in the "particulars field", just enter all the digits without the "forward slash"(/) AND don't enter the first two zeros Handy tip #2: Your LRA Assessment Number can be found on the top left-hand corner of your rates invoice Need a receipt? Simply print out the final payment screen once the transaction is confirmed. Pay online Please note we only accept Visa and MasterCard. By using this service, you accept and agree to the Terms and Conditions for Online Payments. Fees Please note there is an online convenience fee associated with processing this transaction. EFTPOS New Zealand Ltd charges a convenience fee of 2.1 percent per transaction for this service. There is a minimum fee of $3. Thames-Coromandel District Council does not receive any part of this fee. Allow processing time - Be sure to allow time before your instalment due date for processing the transaction. If you make your payment before 9:00pm, the payment will appear in your Thames-Coromandel District Council rate account on the following business day. Transactions after 9:00pm will appear after two business days. Alternative ways to pay Payments can be made by internet banking, direct debit or by cash, eft-pos or cheque at one of our offices in Thames, Coromandel, Whitianga or Whangamata.