All ratepayers in the Shire of Carnarvon will be sent an annual rate notice at the beginning of the financial year. It will state the rates due for the financial year, as well as the cost of waste collection.
To allow for more equitable distribution of the total rate burden, a minimum rate is applied, which ensures that every property makes a contribution to providing services and facilities for the community.
Rates are the responsibility of the current owner of a property. New owners and those transferring ownership do have a legal responsibility to inform local authorities when a change in ownership or the address for service of notice occurs.