Tayside Valuation Joint Board
This site provides details of the structure of Tayside Valuation Joint Board and details of its Membership. It also provides information about the Assessor and Electoral Registration Officer and his staff, the Valuation Roll, Council Tax Valuation List and the Electoral Register.
Tayside Valuation Joint Board covers the local authority areas of Dundee City, Perth & Kinross and Angus Councils.
The Tayside Assessor is responsible for the valuation of non-domestic subjects for rating and the valuation and banding of domestic subjects for council tax, for the three Council areas. Tayside Assessor has also been appointed Electoral Registration Officer for both Perth & Kinross and Angus Councils, and in that capacity is responsible for the compilation of the Electoral Register for these two authorities.
If you wish to contact the Assessor's office, click here.
Information on Rateable Values and Council Tax bands of properties throughout Scotland can be accessed from the Scottish Assessors Association Website.
Non Domestic Rating Revaluation 2017
The Assessor for Tayside Valuation Joint Board is responsible for revaluing all non-domestic property in the area every five years. The last Revaluation was in 2010 and the Revaluation due in 2015 was postponed to 2017 by the Scottish Government and, for England and Wales, the UK Government.
Revaluation is a regular reassessment of all non-domestic properties. It applies to all land and any buildings on those lands unless the class of property is expressly exempted by law. The most common exemptions are Agricultural Lands and Domestic properties; the latter group is instead liable to Council Tax.
Revaluation results in the production of a new Valuation Roll which contains revised values for all non domestic properties in the area.
Revaluation Rolls will be made up on 15 March 2017 and new valuations will be effective from 1 April 2017. A Revaluation Notice will be issued to all interested parties (Proprietors, Tenants and Occupiers) between 15 March 2017 and 21 March 2017.
These Notices will detail the entry to be made in the Valuation Roll and will include:
The effective date - in this case 1 April 2017.
The Notice will also detail:
In terms of appeals against the entry in the Valuation Roll (as shown on the notice), these can be made between 1 April 2017 and 30 September 2017.
The simplest way to lodge an appeal is via the SAA Web Portal and full guidance is provided on that web page:
Appeals are free to lodge and there is no fee levied for hearing by a Local Valuation Appeal Committee. Ratepayer Appellants will, however, be liable for any costs associated with engaging professional assistance.
Any appeals to be heard by the Lands Tribunal for Scotland will attract a fee. Appeals will only be heard by the Lands Tribunal in a very limited set of circumstances and will generally be of a highly complex nature. It is usual for professional assistance to be engaged by appellants involved in such appeals.
Appeals against decisions of the Appeal Committee or The Lands Tribunal will be heard by the Lands Valuation Appeal Court (part of the Court of Session) and will inevitably involve legal representation, the cost of which will be borne by each party to the appeal.
Ratepayers are reminded that, where they have not done so, they should provide their relevant local Assessor with all of the information requested in Forms of Return for such as Rental/Lease details.
Contact detail of the Assessor will be included on the Notices and are also available at:
Ward 5 - Cairngorms National Park Authority By-election - 30 March 2017
Ballot papers were issued by post to all eligible electors in the ward around Wednesday, 8 March 2017. Postal Votes must be returned by no later than 4.00 p.m. on Thursday, 30 March 2017, if they are to be included in the counting of votes, which will take place in the Albert and Victoria Halls in Ballater later that day.
Scottish Local Government Elections - 4 May 2017
The Scottish Local Government Elections will be held on Thursday 4 May.
You must be registered to be able to vote in this election.
16 and 17 year olds can vote in the 2017 Scottish Local Government Elections.
Applications to register to vote
The deadline to register to vote is Monday 17 April 2017.
Registering to vote is quick and easy. You can apply to register to vote at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or call the Electoral Registration office in Forfar on 01307 462416 or in Perth on 01738 630303 to request an application form. You'll just need your National Insurance number, date of birth and address to complete the application. If you're under 16 you can register without a National Insurance number.
If you have recently received a poll card, you're already registered to vote.
Postal Voting and Proxy Voting
There are a few ways you can vote once you've registered:
-By proxy (someone you trust voting on your behalf)
In order to vote by post, completed application forms must be received by the Registration Office no later than 5pm on Tuesday 18 April 2017
You can appoint a proxy - someone you trust to vote on your behalf. Proxy vote applications must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 25 April 2017. You and your proxy must have already registered to vote and your appointed proxy must be 16 years or older on the date of the election. If you need a Postal Vote or Proxy Vote application please call the local Electoral Registration Office for Angus Council on 01307 462416 or for Perth and Kinross Council on 01738 630303, or download the appropriate form from http://www.yourvotematters.co.uk/how-do-i-vote
For further information go to https://www.tayside-vjb.gov.uk/pages/elections.html