Making an objection to a valuation
Council valuations are used to assess the rates for each property.
A rating valuation is a reflection of a property's market value as at the date of the valuation.
You can object to any information contained in a notice of valuation within the prescribed objection period shown on the notice if:
- you believe one or all of the values are incorrect or
- the values are based on incorrect information.
You can only object to your valuation details.
The effect of the valuation on rates is not a relevant reason for making an objection.
Types of valuation objections
The objection period for the 2014 general revaluation will be open from the date of publication, which is expected to be in early November 2014, for a period of at least 30 business days, in line with governing legislation.
We provide valuations for properties throughout the year where the value may have changed as a result of change to the property like subdivision or building work.
In this instance, you will receive a new valuation notice in the post.
We accept requests for late objections in extenuating circumstances.
To request a late objection please send a letter detailing your particular circumstances to:
Team Leader Valuation
Private Bag 92300
Lodging an objection
To make an objection, please be aware that:
- we need to receive objections no later than the date shown on your notice of valuation
- you need to make an objection online or in writing.
For an objection to be valid, it must contain all of the following information, as prescribed by section 7 of the Ratings Valuations Regulations 1998:
- the relevant reference number
- the capital value, land value, annual value and the value of improvements of the land (whichever one or more is applicable) as stated in the notice of valuation
- the reason for objecting
- the relevant value contended for by the objector
- the name, postal address, and contact telephone numbers of the objector, and the objectors address for service
- the capacity in which the person is objecting (whether as owner, ratepayer, both owner and ratepayer, or neither)
- if the objection is by an agent, the name of the person who the agent is representing.
How you object will depend on where your property is located.
Enter the property address in the search field below to find the objection information for your area: