A general valuation roll is a document that contains the municipal valuations of approximately
845 000 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 must be produced at least every four years, as stipulated within the Local Government: Municipal Property Rates Act, Act 6 of 2004.
The City produces a General Valuation Roll more frequently to minimise the impact of value changes on owners. All properties are valued as at their market value on the date of valuation, ensuring a fair and equitable rates base.
The municipal valuer is responsible for producing a general valuations roll, and is assisted by professional valuers, statistical analysts, data collectors and support staff.