Archives, Genealogy and Public Office
Last updated at 10:42 on 03/04/2017
Valuation archive research facilities
The Valuation Office has a manuscript archive containing rateable valuation information of all property in the state from mid 1850s until the early 1990s; and commercial property only from that time. This archive shows the changes after the revision of properties and is recognised as a census substitute for the period from the 1850s to 1901 (the earliest complete census record for Ireland).The archive may be used to trace the occupiers of a particular property over a period of years.
Facilities for members of the public undertaking genealogical research are provided to view current and archive rating records and maps. Copies of entries in the valuation records and of the relevant map identifying the property location are available.
The archive records for Cork City & County, Donegal, Dublin City & County, Galway, Kerry, Limerick City & County, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo and Tipperary have now been digitised and the images are available to browse in Public Office.
National Archives publishes Valuation Office Books covering 1824 to 1856
The printed volumes of the Primary (or Griffith’s) Valuation, the record of Ireland’s first comprehensive property tax, have been available online for many years, and are a crucial part of the genealogical infrastructure for the mid-nineteenth century. But the records which underlie and inform the printed valuation have never been digitised until now.
These records contain over 2 million names. They provide a comprehensive assessment of the rental value of Irish lands and property from the mid-1820s to the mid-1850s and are now available online through the National Archives site http://census.nationalarchives.ie/search/vob/home.jsp
Provision of Certificates and Maps
The Valuation Office can provide certified extracts of rateable valuations from the archives and certified maps showing the valuation boundary of property..
The following services are provided:
- Current certificates of rateable valuation (Commercial Properties Only)
- Historical certificates of rateable valuation
- Certified copies of valuation maps
- Inspection of archival records
- Certificates of Rateable Valuation under Section 67 of the Valuation Act 2001- click here for application form.
In addition it is possible to inspect the results of the revision, appeal and revaluation processes. Details of the fees for all valuation services including Public Office services are available here
You may pay for any of the Public Office services by Credit Card / Debit Card
Opening times and contacts.
Block 2, Irish Life Centre, Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1. D01 E9X0
Public Office opening hours are 9.15.am. to 4.30 p.m Monday to Friday including lunchtime.
General enquiries: 01-817 1035 / 1046 / 6429 / 1031
Certificates: 01-8171046 / 6464 / 6429 / 1031
Maps: 01-817 6428
Research Services: 01-817 1149 / 1035 / 1046