The revaluation of all commercial and industrial properties in the rating authority areas of Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Longford, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, South Dublin and Westmeath County Councils has now been completed.
On the 7th September 2017 Valuation Certificates were issued to 29,067 ratepayers in these Local Authority areas.
Please be aware that the Valuation (NAV) on the Valuation Certificate received is not your rates liability.
Your rates liability for 2018 will be calculated by multiplying the Valuation of the property by the “Annual Rate on Valuation” (ARV) which will be set by Westmeath County Council at its budgetary meeting later this year. Indicative ARV can be found on your county councils website.
New Valuation Lists for the above counties will be published on 15th September and from that date the new valuations will be available to view here
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 12th October 2017.
The Valuation Office will be holding a walk-in clinic in the Westmeath County Council Office on the 3rd October. 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.
Tuesday 3rd October - 10.30am - 16.30pm
The Boardroom (Floor 2)
Westmeath County Council
Athlone Civic Offices
Preliminary Results - Westmeath
Number of Valuation Certificates Issued: 2,978
Number of Representations Received: 592
Number of NAV’s changed during Representations: 627
% of NAV’s changed during Representations: 21%
% of Ratepayers who will experience a Reduction in Rates: 55.8%
% of Ratepayers who will experience an Increase in Rates: 38.5%
% of Ratepayers who will experience No Change/New Properties: 5.7%
% of Ratepayers who will experience a Reduction in Rates
% of Ratepayers who will experience an Increase in Rates
No Change/New Property
 To ensure the uniformity of each valuation list, if the consideration of representations has brought about a change in the valuation levels being applied to a particular type of property then the Net Annual Values (NAVs) of all similarly circumstanced properties has also been adjusted.