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Property rates<span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​About property rates​​​​​​​</h2> </span> <p>Property rates are calculated as follows:</p><ul><li>The first R300 000 of the value of your residential property as it appears on the <a href="https://web1.capetown.gov.za/web1/gv2018/" target="_blank">general valuation roll (GV2018),<i class="icon link-external"></i></a>is not included in your property rates. This amount is made-up of R15 000 which, by law, we are not allowed to levy and a further reduction of R285 000 , as approved by Council. </li><li>There is no longer an application process for rebates in respect of residential property, PBOs/NPOs and agricultural property, however, some of these properties can apply for reduced rates from 1 July 2023.</li><li>If you are a property owner dependent on pension or social grants for your livelihood, and have a gross household income of less than R17 500 per month, you can apply for financial relief on a sliding scale. </li></ul> <span> <div class="notification with-heading white-copy yellow bg-darker-grey"><div class="graphic"> <i class="info citycard">​​</i></div><div class="desc"><h4>City Connect</h4><p> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Pay/Municipal-accounts/Electricity/pay-your-rates-and-services-account">Pay your rates and services account</a><br><a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Financial-relief-and-rebates/Individuals/apply-for-indigent-rates-relief">Apply for financial relief</a></p></div></div></span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Property categories</h2><p>Your property is categorised according to what it is used for, and this determines how your property rates are calculated. The property categories are in accordance with the <a href="https://www.gov.za/documents/local-government-municipal-property-rates-act-0" target="_blank">Local Government: Municipal Property Rates Act (MPRA) (Act 6 of 2004)<i class="icon link-external"></i></a>. </p><p>11 New rating categories were created which came into effect on 1 July 2020.</p><h4>We have identified the following categories:<br></h4><ul><li>Agricultural properties;</li><li>Business and commercial properties;</li><li>Cemeteries and Crematoria;</li><li>Industrial properties;</li><li>Mining properties;</li><li>Nature conservation land;</li><li>Properties owned by a Social Housing Regulatory Authority accredited Social Housing Institution and used for social housing; </li><li></li><li>Properties owned by an organ of state and used for public service purposes;</li><li> *Properties owned by an organisation – not for profit and used:<br> - as an early childhood development facility, <br> - as a local community museum, <br> - for animal shelters, <br> - for youth development, <br> - for accommodation for the vulnerable, <br> - for an old age home,  or<br> - for amateur sport; </li><li>Properties owned by Public Benefit Organisations (PBOs) and used for specified public benefit activities; </li><li>Properties owned by war veterans’ associations and used for the welfare of war veterans; </li><li>Properties used for multiple purposes;</li><li>Public Service Infrastructure properties;</li><li>Residential properties; and</li><li>Vacant land.</li></ul> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>*Organisation - Not for Profit” means:</h4><p>A company defined as non profit in terms of the <a href="https://www.gov.za/documents/companies-act" target="_blank">Companies Act 71 of 2008<i class="icon link-external"></i></a>; registered PBOs or NPOs; religious organisations undertaking a public benefit activity; Trusts - where Trustees are not beneficiaries - operating for a public benefit; voluntary organisations operating for a public benefit.</p></div></div></span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Change in property category</h2><p>Some PBOs and NPOs which were previously excluded from the list due to legislative changes will now be able to benefit from reduced rates.</p><p>To find out if your property falls into one of the qualifying categories and requires a category change,  follow the City Connect link below:</p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading white-copy yellow bg-darker-grey"><div class="graphic"> <i class="info citycard">​​</i></div><div class="desc"><h4>City Connect</h4><p> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Claim-or-dispute/Contest-a-property-valuation/change-your-property-rating-category">Apply to change your property rating category</a></p></div></div></span><span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>property category vs. property zoning</h4><p> Changing your property rating category is not the same as changing the zoning of your property. <br><br><strong>The property rating category</strong> on the <a href="https://web1.capetown.gov.za/web1/gv2018/" target="_blank">GV2018 roll<i class="icon link-external"></i></a> is determined by what your property is used for. Municipal rates are calculated based on the rate-in-the-Rand associated with the property rating category as it appears on the GV2018 roll.<br><br><strong>Your property zoning </strong>category relates to <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/planning-portal/regulations-and-legislations/land-use-and-zoning">land use</a> (what you can and can't do on/with your property). Changing the zoning requires a <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Planning-building-and-development/Land-use-applications/Apply-for-land-use">land use application</a>.</p></div></div></span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Place of public worship / residence of the office-bearer</h2><p>We do not levy a rate on a property registered in the name of, and used primarily as a place of public worship by a religious community. This includes the official residence occupied by the primary office-bearer (priest, pastor, minister etc.) who officiates services at the place of worship.</p><p>If you believe that your property meets the requirements to be regarded as a place of public worship, or you want to apply for the residential property for the primary office-bearer at your branch/church building, follow the link below:</p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading white-copy yellow bg-darker-grey"><div class="graphic"> <i class="info citycard">​​</i></div><div class="desc"><h4>City Connect</h4><p> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Financial-relief-and-rebates/Organisations/apply-for-the-residence-of-a-religious-office-bearer">Apply for the residence of a religious office-bearer </a></p></div></div></span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Rebates​​​​​​​</h2><p>There is no longer an application process for rebates in respect of residential property, PBOs/NPOs and Agricultural property. Property will be categorised based on its use and will receive the rate-in-the-rand applicable to that particular property category.</p><p>The only potential rebates available are for <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/local%20and%20communities/financial-relief-and-rebates/financial-support-services/indigent-benefits">indigent</a> property owners and owners who are dependent on pension or social grants for their livelihood.</p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading white-copy yellow bg-darker-grey"><div class="graphic"> <i class="info citycard">​​</i></div><div class="desc"><h4>City Connect</h4><p> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Financial-relief-and-rebates/Individuals/Apply-for-indigent-rates-relief">Apply for indigent support or rates relief</a><br><a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Financial-relief-and-rebates/Individuals/Apply-for-senior-citizen-support">Apply for pensioner or social grant support</a></p></div></div></span> <h2 class="sectHeading">FAQs</h2><p>Download our useful FAQs to find out more about property valuations and other related processes.</p> <span> <div class="infographic bg-font-adjust-bg">​​​​​​​​​​ <figure> <img class="responsive" alt="placeholder" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/General_Valuations.jpg" /></figure> <figcaption> <p> <span class="infoGraphicSpan">FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS</span><br>​​<strong>gENERAL AND SUPPLEMENTARY VALUATIONS</strong></p> <a title="title" class="btn dark-blue" href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/GeneralAndSupplementaryValuationsFAQs.pdf" target="_blank"><i class="icon download"></i>Download PDF</a> </figcaption> </div></span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Contact us</h2><h4>General enquiries</h4><p> <em>Telephone:<br><a>0860 103 089</a><br><br>Email:<br><a href="mailto:valuations@capetown.gov.za">valuations@capetown.gov.za</a></em></p>GP0|#d931c8ff-baa1-471e-9279-82f64fd1799c;L0|#0d931c8ff-baa1-471e-9279-82f64fd1799c|Property rates;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GPP|#7ecb6610-23ac-4678-b831-567ef11affbd;GPP|#e84b352a-6ba5-4275-b687-8cbfc7420a42;GPP|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;GP0|#b8e57137-49bc-4625-a0e3-9ce5706a20bb;L0|#0b8e57137-49bc-4625-a0e3-9ce5706a20bb|Property rates;GPP|#69769c0f-de38-4ab2-87f8-15246e3d673e;GPP|#139d77cd-9754-40dd-be4d-bda95eda1639;GPP|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;GP0|#0b97c0a4-0691-451b-9e5e-00db1b04b4ef;L0|#00b97c0a4-0691-451b-9e5e-00db1b04b4ef|Property rates;GPP|#90c8c6be-382d-4946-ba1b-9efcd434ece6All property owners can access some degree of financial relief and free or subsidised basic services.0

 

 

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