Valuation Objections

Every year, property values are reviewed across the State to determine the Site Value and Capital Value. These values are used by relevant statutory bodies to determine the amount of land based rates and taxes to be charged.

Through the Office of the Valuer-General, any property owner or occupier who does not agree with their valuation may lodge an objection and have their property valuation re-assessed. The most common reason for an objection is where a property owner or occupier considers their property value is too low or too high.

The first step before objecting, is to understand your valuation and the local property market. The Date of Valuation is 1 January each year. It is reflective of how the market has performed in the prior calendar year.

Investigating sales data and information relevant to your area (as at 1 January) and providing comparable market evidence will help support your objection.

If you do not agree with your valuation, you must lodge a written objection within 60 days of receiving the first rate notice from any rating authority for the financial year. An objection to either Site Value, Capital Value, or both, should be lodged. Objecting to one value does not necessarily automatically change the other.

There is no fee for lodging an objection.

An objection is a formal process and there are specific legislative requirements for both you and the Valuer-General.

Objecting to the property value:

There are a number of ways to object to the property valuation:

You can start an online submission and save it for completing later. Saved applications are kept for 14 days before being automatically deleted.

Start your online objection now

or

Edit your saved application

If you'd prefer to have a blank form posted to you please call 1300 653 346.

Send the form and any supporting documentation to:

Post: Office of the Valuer-General
GPO Box 1354
Adelaide SA 5001

Email: OVGobjections@sa.gov.au

Fax: 8115 5709

Provide a full and detailed statement of your reason for objection, and attach any information you believe will support your objection to:

Post: Office of the Valuer-General
GPO Box 1354
Adelaide SA 5001

Email: OVGobjections@sa.gov.au

Fax: 8115 5709

You must provide a detailed statement of your grounds for objection. If you do not meet these requirements, you may be contacted to provide further information.

Once recieved, the objection is reviewed and assessed by a property valuer within the Office of the Valuer-General.

You will be provided with an outcome decision letter upon completion of the objection review.

For further information on the Objection process please view our Fact Sheet

Objecting to the amounts of rates and taxes payable:

If you wish to object to the amount payable which appears on your rates notice please contact the relevant rating authority - Local Council, SA Water or RevenueSA. The Valuer-General sets the property value, not the rate in the dollar used by the rating authorities.