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eThekwini Municipality advises property owners to inspect general valuation roll

Aerial view of the Durban beachfront and harbour.

Aerial view of the Durban beachfront and harbour. eThekwini Municipality has encouraged property owners to inspect the valuation roll. Picture: African News Agency (ANA) Archives

Published Feb 9, 2022

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Durban – eThekwini Municipality has called on property owners to inspect the valuation roll.

According to the municipality there are about 560 000 properties – commercial, industrial, specialised, single residential and sectional title properties, and vacant land – in the eThekwini municipal area.

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The property values listed on the roll are used to determine the rates amounts that property owners are required to pay the municipality.

“Property owners are encouraged to inspect the roll between February 10 and March 31, 2022 and lodge an objection if deemed necessary,” the municipality said.

It said conducting physical inspections of each property listed on the roll was not feasible and it relied on a vast database of property information including:

  • Building plans
  • Deeds Office data
  • Geographic information systems
  • Aerial photography
  • Information obtained from previous inspections
  • Data from property sales in each area

The city said the new valuation roll (GV 2022) will come into effect on July 1.

The date of valuation has been determined as July 2 and the general valuation will reflect the market value of all properties in accordance with the property market conditions that apply at this date.

The valuation roll can be inspected at the office of the municipal manager, Valuation Roll Division, 5th Floor Embassy Building, 199 Anton Lembede (Smith) Street, Durban, and at Sizakala Customer Centres during office hours, 7.30am to 4pm.

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The city said objection forms can be obtained from the same address.

The roll and forms are also available at: http://www.durban.gov.za:8000/propertysearch.htm

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