Ratepayers hit hard financially by coronavirus are being encouraged to contact their councils about potential assistance.
"We understand the downturn resulting from the pandemic has put strain on many household budgets," Local Government Association of Tasmania president Christina Holmdahl said on Tuesday.
"We want to help."
The West Tamar Mayor encouraged ratepayers in financial hardship because of the pandemic to "reach out" to their councils and ask how the councils could help.
"In many instances, your council will have a range of options to assist you," she said.
"Please don't hesitate to contact your council at this time if you would like to discuss payment options or any other issue."
Cr Holmdahl urged people who were able to keep paying their rates to do so.
"Your continued contribution will make a huge difference to the delivery of services your community needs," she said.
She said councils provided many essential services, including rubbish and recycling collection, cleaning streets and gutters and fixing roads and footpaths.
"Collectively, Tasmania's councils are determined to work in partnership with their respective communities to plot a course through to the other side of this pandemic," Cr Holmdahl said.
"It is in all our interests to work together and to show compassion and understanding in these turbulent times."
She said some property owners across Tasmania would receive their final rates instalment reminders for 2019-20 this week.
Others would have already received them.