This series contains the rate books of the Rangitikei County Council. No rate books are held before 1888, although there are valuation records and Highward Board rate books that help to fill the missing early years. The last book in this series ends in 1965, although there are other later rating records that exist that fulfil much the same function.
Entries in the rate books are ordered alphabetically by surname up to 1908. From the 1908/09 book onwards they are ordered by riding first and then alphabetical by name within that.