Non Payment of Rates / Notice of Discontinuance

Information on non payment of rates and how to to apply for a Notice of Discontinuance or a Memorandum of Consent Order.

If your credit rating has been affected by non-payment of rates to the City, you may need to follow the procedure below.

If a Minor Case Claim is lodged at the Magistrates Court it becomes a public record and is likely to be placed on your credit file for a period of 5 years. If a Property Sale and Seizure Order has been issued against the claim number, a Notice of Discontinuance is unable to be issued. In these instances, as Memorandum of Consent Order must be issued.

To apply for a Notice of Discontinuance or a Memorandum of Consent Order, you must first arrange to pay and/or settle the claim with the City. Form 57 Notice of Discontinuance and Form 49 Memorandum of Consent Order can be found on the Perth Magistrates Court website.

Click below to access the forms

Form 57 - Notice of Discontinuance

Form 49 - Memorandum of Consent Order

The Property Owner will then need to visit the City of Melville and a Rates Officer will sign the Form. Once the form has been signed by an Officer at the City of Melville, the Property owner can lodge the form at the Magistrates Court.