Objecting to a property value
There are a number of ways to object to the property valuation.
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.
To complete an online Objection visit sa.gov.au. Printable objection forms are also available through this link.
For further information on the Objection process please view our Fact Sheet
Following your objection lodgement
Once received, the objection application is reviewed and assessed by a property valuer. The recommendation is then approved by the Office of the Valuer-General.
You will be provided with the Valuer-Generals' outcome decision letter upon completion of the objection.
Should you remain concerned with this objection decision, you have a choice of two options to have the valuation reviewed. These are:
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 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.