Objections and Inspections to the General Valuation Role | General



Objections and Inspections to the General Valuation Roll


The City of Johannesburg (COJ) conducts a General Valuation Roll (GVR) every 4 years according to the Municipal Property Rates Act 6 of 2004 (MPRA). THE GVR is a legal document that consists of property information of all rateable properties within the boundaries of a municipality. The last GVR conducted and implemented was on 1 July 2018.


The GVR assigns a value to all properties in a municipality with the objective of generating rates on an equitable basis. The purpose of property valuation is to determine the market value of all properties, which implies the most probable price that a property would realise if sold on the open market by a willing seller to a willing buyer.


Due to the mass nature of the valuation of properties, legislation makes it optional to physically inspect properties to obtain values. However, because access to properties is often not possible, the City makes use of advanced technology to collect data. This includes the use of building plans and oblique images and state-of-the-art aerial photography.


Implementation of the newly acquired property values will be effective from 1 July 2023. This will be once the verification regarding the values has been conducted considering objections logged. Objections can only be logged against a specific individual property and not against the valuations roll.


Property owners in Johannesburg can view, inspect, and/or object to their new property new values online from 15 February to 31 March 2023. Any person can object to an entry in the valuations roll. This objection can be done online using this link https://eservices.joburg.org.za/Pages/GeneralValuations.aspx. Or you can email valuationenquiries@joburg.org.za.


After the inspection, objection, and appeal stages have been concluded, ratepayers will be expected to abide by the determined property value which will be used to levy property rates on a monthly basis.


If you feel your property value is inaccurate, we encourage you to object to it within the prescribed time to ensure you are not overpaying property rates for the next 4 years.