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Property rates<span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​About property rates​​​​​​​</h2> </span> <p>We take the following into consideration when calculating your property rates:<br></p><ul><li>Municipal property valuation is used to calculate rates liability. <br></li><li>A property is categorised according to what the property is used for. <br></li><li>Each property category has a rate-in-the-Rand assigned to it (<a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Financial%20documents/Valuations_Property_Rates.pdf">Property Rates Tariff Sheet</a>) </li><li>No rates are levied on the first R15 000 of the value of a residential property (which, by law, a municipality is not allowed to levy on), as it appears on the <a href="https://web1.capetown.gov.za/web1/gv2022/SearchProperty" target="_blank">general valuation roll (GV2022)</a>. <br></li><li>Properties used as the primary place of residence and valued at R5 million and under will not be taxed on R435 000 (in addition to the first R15 000) of the valuation. <br> </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></p><ul><li> <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></li><li> <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></li></ul></div></div></span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Property categories</h2><p>Property is categorised according to what it is used for, and the rate-in-the-Rand applicable to that particular property rating category determines the rates liability. </p><p>The property rating 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><h4>We have identified the following property rating categories for 2023/24:<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;<br></li><li>Nature conservation land;</li><li>Properties owned by a Social Housing Regulatory Authority accredited Social Housing Institutions or accredited Other Delivery Agents (ODA) 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> - exclusively for amateur sport; </li><li>Properties owned by Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) 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;<br></li><li>Residential properties<br></li><li>Vacant land;<br></li><li>Properties owned by a religious community and used for specified religious purposes; and </li><li>Miscellaneous property rating category. <br> </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 Non Profit Company (NPC) defined as such in terms of section 1 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 - operating for a public benefit - where Trustees are not beneficiaries; voluntary organisations operating for a public benefit.</p></div></div></span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Change in property category<br></h2><p>We have the following property categories that attract a lesser rates amount: <br></p><ul><li>Agricultural Properties </li><li>Properties owned by a PBO and used for specified public benefit activities; </li><li>Properties owned by an organisation – not for profit and used as an early childhood development facility; </li><li>Properties owned by an organisation – not for profit and used by youth development; </li><li>Properties owned by an organisation – not for profit and used as accommodation for the vulnerable; </li><li>Properties owned by an organisation – not for profit and used as a local community museum; </li><li>Properties owned by an organisation – not for profit and used for an old aged home; </li><li>Properties owned by an organisation – not for profit and used exclusively for amateur sport; </li><li>Properties owned by a Social Housing Regulatory Authority accredited Social Housing Institutions or accredited Other Delivery Agents (ODA) and used for social housing; </li><li>Properties owned by war veterans’ associations and used for welfare of war veterans; and<br></li><li>Properties owned by a religious community and used for specified religious purposes. <br> </li></ul><p>To apply for a category change,  follow the City Connect link below:<br></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/gv2022/SearchProperty" target="_blank">GV2022 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 public 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 PBOs/NPOs and Agricultural property. </p><h4> In terms of the MPRA, the City grants rebates to: </h4><ul><li><a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Financial-relief-and-rebates/Individuals/Apply-for-indigent-rates-relief">Indigent property owners</a>: and<br></li><li><a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Financial-relief-and-rebates/Individuals/Apply-for-senior-citizen-support">Owners who are dependent on pensioner or social grants for their livelihood</a>. </li></ul><p> If you are a residential property owner and dependent on pension or social grants for your livelihood, and have a gross household income of less that R22 000 per month, you may apply for a rebate on a sliding scale. </p><p> Follow the links below for more information about the pensioners and social grants rebates: <br></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<br></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<br></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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