Last updated at 14:40 on 16/07/2018
Welcome to the Valuation Office information page for Laois County Council Ratepayers. On this section of the website you can keep up to date with the Valuation Office activity being carried out in your Local Authority Area.
The revaluation of all commercial and industrial properties in the Laois County Council rating authority areas has now reached the Proposed Valuation Certificate issue stage. On the 12th July 2018 Proposed Valuation Certificates were issued to approximately 2,000 ratepayers in the Laois Local Authority area.
Please be aware that the Valuation (NAV) on the Proposed Valuation Certificate received is not your rates liability.
Ratepayers who are satisfied with their proposed valuation do not have to respond to the Valuation Office. Ratepayers who are dissatisfied with any material aspect of the Proposed Valuation Certificate may make representations to the valuation manager up to and including 20th August 2018. Final Valuation Certificates will be issued in October 2018 and will take effect from January 2019. For further information on Revaluation in your Local Authority area follow the links below.
View copy of Valuation Order For Laois County Council Rating Authority Area
|26th February 2018||Notices Issuing to Occupiers of rateable properties|
|6th April 2018||Deadline for Occupiers to submit valuation by post|
|16th April 2018||Deadline for Occupiers to submit valuation online|
|12th July 2018||Certificates of “Proposed Valuation” issuing|
|12th July - 20th August 2018||Period for Occupiers to make Representations to the Valuation Office|
|12th October 2018||Final Certificates Issuing|
|26th October 2018||Valuation List Published|
|1st January 2019||New Valuation becomes effective for rates purposes|
'Walk In' Clinics
The Valuation Office are holding ‘Walk In’ Clinics in Laois County Council Offices, Áras an Chontae, JFL Avenue, Portlaoise, Co. Laois from 9.30am to 4.30pm on the following dates:
Mondays: 23rd July, 13th August 2018
Tuesdays: 31st July & 14th August 2018
Ratepayers are welcome to attend the clinic on one of these dates and meet Valuation Office officials. No appointment is necessary. Please bring your proposed valuation certificate and explanatory letter with you when attending the clinic.
On 22nd of December 2017 a Valuation Order was signed for the rating authority area of Laois County Council. The signing of the new Valuation Order follows the completion of a statutory consultation process between the Commissioner of Valuation, the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government and Laois County Council. The signing of the Order commences the Revaluation of all commercial and industrial properties within Laois County Council.
This revaluation is part of a national programme to modernise the rateable valuation of all commercial and industrial property in Ireland. The programme has already been completed in 15 rating authority areas and is currently underway in 8 new areas.. For more information on progress on the National Revaluation Programme please see map.
The revaluation will take account of contemporary rental values in your local authority area and will result in a more equitable distribution of commercial rates among ratepayers.
Following revaluation, there will be a much closer and uniform relationship between the current annual rental values of commercial properties and their commercial rates liability.
The revaluation will not increase the total rates revenue raised by Laois County Council.
The revaluation of Laois County Council rates authority area began on 26th February 2018 using part 5A of the Valuation Acts, 2001-2015, which allows a revaluation to be conducted using elements of self-assessment known as “Occupier Assisted Valuation”. This is where the occupier of a commercial property was required to submit a valuation on their property for rating purposes to the Valuation Office. Proposed valuations have been arrived at by taking valuations received into consideration and by reference to relevant local market information and trading data at the specified valuation date of 30th October, 2015, collected and analysed by the Valuation Office.
The new valuation list for Laois will be published in October 2018 and become effective for rates purposes from 2019 onwards.
The Valuation Order for Laois County Council can be viewed here