A general valuation roll is a document that contains the municipal valuations of approximately 800 000 properties in Cape Town. Using the municipal property valuation stipulated in a general valuation roll, the City of Cape Town calculates the rates you will pay for your property. A general valuation roll is produced every four years, as stipulated within the Municipal Property Rates Act, no 6 of 2004.
The municipal valuer is responsible for producing a general valuations roll, and is assisted by professional valuers, statistical analysts, data collectors and support staff.
The latest valuation roll, General Valuation Roll 2012 (GV2012)
, has been published and all listed properties have been valued at market value as at the date of valuation, 1 July 2012. This ensures that your property rates are charged fairly.
The current valuation roll for the City must be updated at least once a year and can only be done via a Supplementary Valuation Roll (SVR). Only a subset of the properties in the municipality is valued in an SVR, and valuation notices are posted to owners of all properties valued on an SVR, to the address we have on file.
The latest SVR - SV04 - was certified on 31 January 30 May 2014, with an objection period from 20 June 2014 until 30 July 2014. For more information on the SV04 objection process and for instructions on downloading the objection form, visit our How to Object
Rates were calculated on the GV2009 values until 30 June 2013. The GV2012 and SV01 values were implemented on rates accounts as of 1 July 2013. The SV04 values will be implemented on the rates accounts as from 1 August 2014.