ADOPTION OF VALUATIONS
Council has adopted the most recent valuations made by the Valuer-General as provided to Council on 1 July 2012. If a ratepayer is dissatisfied with the valuation made by the Valuer-General, then the ratepayer may object to the Valuer-General in writing, within 60 days of receiving the notice of the valuation, explaining the basis for the objection, provided they have not: (a) previously received a notice of this valuation under the Local Government Act 1999, in which case the objection period is 60 days after service of the first notice from the receipt of the first notice; or (b) previously had an adoption to the valuation considered by the Valuer-General. A written objection to valuation must set out the grounds for objection. Differential rates (and/or charges) imposed by rates (and/or charges) are still due and payable by the due date even if an objection has been lodged. Objections are to be forwarded to:
State Valuation Office
101 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
GPO Box 1354
ADELAIDE SA 5001
The telephone number to contact is 1300 653 345. Please note that the Council has no role in this process. It is also important to note that the lodgement of an objection does not change the due date for the payment of rates. Valuation Objection Forms can be downloaded from the Land Services Group website or click on a link below.
Certain properties may be eligible for a notional value under the Valuation of Land Act 1971 where the property is the principal place of residence of a ratepayer. This can relate to certain primary production land or where there is State heritage recognition. A notional value is generally less than the capital value and this will result in reduced rates, unless the minimum rate already applies. Application for a notional value must be made the the Office of the Valuer-General.