Last updated at 12:47 on 02/11/2018
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.
Please be aware that the Valuation (NAV) on the Valuation Certificate you have received is not your rates liability.
On the 18th October 2018 Valuation Certificates issued to 1,903 ratepayers in the rating authority area of Laois County Council.
Your rates liability for 2019 will be calculated by multiplying the Valuation of the property by the “Annual Rate on Valuation” (ARV) which will be set by Laois County Council at its budgetary meeting later this month. The indicative ARV has been estimated as 0.222.
Please see the Rates Estimate calculator in order to estimate your potential rates liability for 2019.
A ratepayer who is dissatisfied with their valuation may make an appeal to the independent Valuation Tribunal as detailed in the explanatory letter issued with their Valuation Certificate. Appeals to the Valuation Tribunal must be made no later than 22nd November 2018.
It is intended to hold walk-in clinics in Laois following the publication of the new Valuation Lists. Staff from the Valuation Office will be available to answer queries relating to the issue of Valuation Certificates. No appointment will be necessary. Ratepayers attending the clinics are asked to bring their Valuation Certificate along with them.
"Walk In" Clinic Times
|Friday 2nd November 2018||Laois County Council Offices, Áras an Chontae, JFL Avenue, Portlaoise||9.30 am - 4.30 pm|
|Friday 9th November 2019||Laois County Council Offices, Áras an Chontae, JFL Avenue, Portlaoise||9.30 am - 4.30 pm|
|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|
|18th October 2018||Final Certificates Issuing|
|26th October 2018||Valuation List Published|
|1st January 2019||New Valuation becomes effective for rates purposes|
Statistics relating to Representations Received
PVC Issue Date
Number of PVCs Issued
Representations Closing Date
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.
View copy of Valuation Order For Laois County Council Rating Authority Area