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Rates Revaluation Programme 2021


Rates Revaluation Programme 2021

On 4th November 2019 the Commissioner of Valuation, John O’Sullivan, signed a Valuation Order for the rating authority of Galway City Council

The signing of the new Valuation Order follows the completion of a statutory consultation process between the Commissioner of Valuation, the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government and the Local Authorities.

The revaluation is part of an ongoing national programme to ensure that the rateable valuation of all commercial and industrial property in Ireland reflect the contemporary business environment. The purpose of revaluation is to bring increased transparency and more equity to the local authority rating system. Following revaluation, there is a much closer and uniform relationship between the current annual rental values of commercial properties and their commercial rates liability.

Neither residential property nor agricultural lands are rateable and consequently are not affected by the revaluation.

The new valuations for the areas undergoing revaluation will be published in 2021 and become effective for rates purposes from 2022 onwards. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Revaluation can be found on the Valuation Office website https://www.valoff.ie/en/revaluation/reval-2021/

Revaluation 2021: Key Dates

  • 4th November 2019-Making of Valuation orders by Commissioner of Valuation
  • Quarter 1 2021- Commencement of issuing of Proposed Valuation Certificates to ratepayers in relevant rating authority areas. Representations must be received within 40 days of date of issue                 
  • September 2021- Issue of Final Valuation Certificates
  • 15th September 2021-New Valuation Lists published
  • 1st January 2022- New valuations become effective for Rates purposes across the relevant Local Authorities.

Revaluation Information Packs

Revaluation Information Packs were sent to each relevant occupier in Galway City on 4th November 2019.

Under the Valuation Acts ratepayers are legally obliged to provide the information requested on the Revaluation Information Form within 28 days from date of letter.

This can either be done by returning the enclosed hardcopy or by logging into Valuations Office online portal https://www.valoff.ie/en/online-services/ratepayer/online-revaluation-portal/

Samples of each of the documents in the pack can be found on the Valuations Office website links attached here:

Galway City Council Valuation Order

The Valuation Order for Galway City will be on public display in the offices of Galway City Council and can be viewed https://www.valoff.ie/en/revaluation/reval-2021/valuation-order-galway-city.pdf

Revaluation Information Booklet

https://www.valoff.ie/en/revaluation/reval-2021/reval-2021-information-leaflet.pdf

Sample Revaluation Form

https://www.valoff.ie/en/revaluation/reval-2021/reval-2021-sample-revaluation-information-form.pdf

View Sample Cover Letter

https://www.valoff.ie/en/online-services/ratepayer/online-revaluation-portal/

Valuation Office Contact Details

Further information about the revaluation project can be found on the Valuation Office website, https://www.valoff.ie/en/revaluation/reval-2021/

Phone: 01 8171033 or Lo-Call 1890 531 431

Email: reval2021@valoff.ie

The helpline is in operation from 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.