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Property rates<span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​About property rates​​​​​​​</h2> </span> <p>As of 1 July 2019, 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 2020.</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>The <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Bylaws%20and%20policies/Rates%20Policy.pdf" target="_blank"> Rates Policy 2020/2021</a> created 11 new property categories which are in effect from 1 July 2020. </p><h4>We have identified the following categories for 2020/21:</h4><ul><li>Agricultural properties – any agricultural property not used for bona fide farming will not fall within this category;</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 - In cases where the Municipal Valuer considers it reasonable to apply this category, properties which are used for multiple purposes and thus fall within different categories of properties, an apportionment of value for each distinct use of the property must be calculated by the Municipal Valuer and used for billing at the appropriate and applicable rate(s); </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>; PBOs or registered NPOs; religious organisations undertaking a public benefit activity; Trusts - where Trustees are not beneficiaries - operating for a public benefit; or voluntary organisations operating for a public benefit.</p></div></div></span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Change in property category (2020/21)</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">​​​​​​​​​​COVID-19 business support for guest houses and B&Bs</h2><p>We are offering guest house and B&B property owners various options to alleviate financial stress during the COVID-19 crisis. ​​​​​​​</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-covid-19-business-support-for-your-guest-house-or-bed-and-breakfast">Apply for COVID-19 business support for your guesthouse or B&B</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<br></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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