Last updated at 12:36 on 21/02/2018
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.
|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 June 2018||Certificates of “Proposed Valuation” issuing|
|12th June - 21st August 2018||Period for Occupiers to make Representations to the Valuation Office|
|12th October 2018||Final Certificates Issuing|
|26th October 2018||Valuation List Published|
|31st October 2018||Date on which new valuations take effect for rates purposes (in advance of Laois County Council’s budgetary meeting for 2019)|
'Walk In' Clinics
The Valuation Office will hold ‘Walk In’ Clinics in Laois County Council Offices, Áras an Chontae, JFL Avenue, Portlaoise, Co. Laois from 9.00am to 5.00pm on the following dates:
Mondays: 5th March, 12th March, 26th March, 9th April & 16th April 2018
Tuesdays: 20th March & 3rd April 2018
Additional clinics will be held in Rathdowney Library, Mill Road, Rathdowney, Co Laois and Laois County Council Offices (Old Area Office), Sleaty Road, Graiguecullen, Co. Laois from 9.00am to 5.00pm on Monday the 26th March 2018.
Ratepayers are welcome to attend the clinic on one of these dates and meet Valuation Office officials. No appointment is necessary.
Laois Revaluation Underway (Published 22nd December 2017)
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.
Part 5A of the Valuation Acts, 2001-2015 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 is required to submit a valuation on their property for rating purposes to the Valuation Office.
What Happens Next? (Published 26th January 2018)
As an occupier you will receive a Notice relating to your property before the end of February 2018. Once you are in receipt of this Notice you are required to make a submission to the Valuation Office regarding the value of your property. The Valuation Office is providing guidelines and information videos which you can find on the menu to the left of this page. Please read the Notice carefully before submitting your valuation.
If you have been provided with a PIN on your Notice you can submit your valuation submission form online by clicking ‘Revaluation’ followed by ‘Submit My Valuation’ in the menu on the left of this page. You will be asked to log in using the Property Number and PIN Number printed on your Notice. Alternatively you can request a hardcopy Valuation Submission Form and make your return by post.
The deadline for submitting a valuation submission form online is 50 days from the date of issue of the notice. The deadline reduces to 40 days if you do not use the electronic means provided.
The information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used by the Valuation Office for the purposes of the valuation process only.
Neither residential property nor agricultural lands are rateable and consequently are not affected by the revaluation.
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