If you believe that the valuation of your property is wrong you can lodge an objection in writing with the State Valuation Office. There is no fee for lodging an objection. Complete an objection form within 60 days of when the first rates notice was served for the financial year from any of the relevant statutory authorities.
Along with your objection form you will also need to include:
For an alternative version of an objection form contact the State Valuation Office.
Three ways to object to the valuation of a residential property:
Three ways to object to the valuation of a commercial or industrial property:
Two ways to object to the valuation of the site value:
Three ways to object to the valuation of a horticultural property:
Three ways to object to the valuation of an agricultural or pastoral property:
Your objection will be considered by the State Valuation Office and you will be notified in writing of the decision. .
If you are dissatisfied with this objection decision, you have a choice of two options available to you to have the valuation reviewed.
1. Review by valuer
2. Review by the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT)
These two options are discussed further as follows:
Following an objection decision; you can apply for a review of the valuation by a listed independent valuer. To apply for this option, in accordance with the Valuation of Land Act 1971, you are required to lodge a review application form 26.2 KBand the relevant fee with the Registrar, Valuation Review Panel within twenty one (21) days of receipt of notice of the Valuer-General's objection decision.
Please note the Valuer-General has no discretion to extend the twenty one (21) day timeframe and it is strictly adhered to regardless of circumstances.
The prescribed review application form is also available from the State Valuation Office and a separate application form and fee is required for the review of each value that is sought.
A fee applies for a review application against each valuation based on the following criteria:
The fee can be paid by:
If the independent valuer determines that the value should be reduced by an amount greater than 10% of the Valuer-General's value then that value will be adopted and the application fee refunded.
Please note that the Review Valuer can only consider upon review questions of fact and must not involve questions of law in their valuation determination.
If you are dissatisfied with the Review Valuer's decision, you may apply to SACAT.
Directly following an objection decision, or after the decision of the Review Valuer made under option one above, you can apply for a further review of the valuation by The South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
To apply for this process, in accordance with the South Australian Civil and Administration Tribunal Act 2013, you are required to lodge an application within twenty one (21) days of receipt of this notice, or within twenty one (21) days after the decision notice of the valuation review made under option one above. In certain circumstances SACAT may consider extending this twenty one (21) day period.
The SACAT review application form is available online at www.sacat.sa.gov.au.
There is a fee for each application which applies to all property types.
For each of the review options it is important to note that the Review Valuer or SACAT can reduce, maintain or increase the value of the property in question and the Valuer-General is bound by this decision. In the case of the Review by Valuer, the Valuer-General has the right to seek subsequent review of this decision through an application to SACAT.
For further information on objecting to a property value or lodging an application for review, please call 1300 653 345. For further information relating to an application to SACAT, please call 1800 723 767.
Valuation review panels by suburb and postcode 199.7 KB
Valuation review panels fact sheet 129.2 KB
Valuation review panels by town 134.4 KB
Valuation review panels index to panels and State Government regions 140.2 KB
Valuations South Australian Government regions 512.9 KB
For an alternative version of these documents contact the Land Services Group
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