NOTICE NUMBER FIN 4 OF 2023
PUBLIC NOTICE CALLING FOR INSPECTION OF GENERAL VALUATION ROLL AND LODGING OF OBJECTIONS
Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 49(1)(a)(i)(c) of the Local Government: Municipal Property Rates Act, 2004 (Act No. 6 of 2004), hereinafter referred to as the “Act”, that the valuation roll for the financial years 01/07/2023 – 30/06/2027 is open for public inspection at the following venues from
09 February 2023 to 31 March 2023:
*Follow the link to the notice calling for inspection of the general Valuation Roll and lodging of objections*
*Follow the link for frequently asked questions on the Valuation Roll*
NEW GENERAL VALUATION ROLE INSPECTION AND OBJECTION PROCESS COMMENCES
The General Valuation Roll is a document containing the municipal valuations of all the registered properties within the boundaries of the Greater George municipal area and is used to calculate the rates that property owners are required to pay.
The General Valuation Roll gives the market value of a property on a certain date. It applies to residential, agricultural, business and commercial properties and is used to calculate the monthly rates that property owners are required to pay for services such as street lighting, parks, libraries, fire services, etc.
The George Municipality uses a service provider, DDP Valuers (Pty) Ltd. The process to compile the General Valuation Roll of an estimated 54 000 properties in the greater George area, is completed.
The final General Valuation Roll will be published for public inspection from 9 February 2023 until 31 March 2023. At the same time, stakeholders will be given the opportunity to lodge objections, if deemed necessary. The objection process is followed by a valuation appeal process. The General Valuation Roll will be implemented on 1 July 2023.
Ratepayers must verify their valuations, as it would affect the rates they pay on their own properties as well as the overall rate calculations for the city. It is a great opportunity for citizens to engage with the Municipality to ensure that their properties are correctly valued.
What is a valid objection?
There are various reasons that allow owners (or their authorised representatives) to submit an objection against a specific property on the Municipality’s General Valuation Roll. According to the Municipal Property Rates Act (MPRA) Section 50 (1)(c) an objection with the municipal manager against any matter reflected in, or omitted from, the roll can be lodged against a single/specific property (Section 50 (2) of the MPRA).
Legitimate reasons for lodging an objection include:
• Town Allotment • Suburb • Sectional Title Scheme Name • Erf No • Portion • Section • Unit • Owner Name • Category • Physical Address • Extent • Market Value • Omitted • Farm Name
What are non-valid reasons/objections and will not be considered:
- No Services • I am a pensioner (refer to rates policy regarding rebaits) • My rates are too high (refer to rates policy for cent in the rand) • Comparing to similar properties in the valuation roll (objection must be lodged against the property with the incorrect value and using market sales for comparison) • Comparing current value with previous valuation • Various erven on one objection form, (every erf must have own objection form).