Archives, Genealogy and Public Office

Last updated at 15:19 on 15/11/2018

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 Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork City & County, Donegal, Dublin City & County, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, 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


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) (Form C1)
  • Historical certificates of rateable valuation (Form C2)
  • Certified copies of valuation maps  (Form C2)
  • Inspection of archival records (Form C3)
  • Certificates of Rateable Valuation under Section 67 of the Valuation Act 2001 (Form V2)

All forms listed above can be found here

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 to 4.30 p.m Monday to Friday including lunchtime.

General enquiries:       01-817 1046 / 6429 / 1031

Certificates:                  01-817 1046 / 6464 / 6429 / 1031

Maps:                           01-817 6428

Research Services:    01-817 1149 / 1046 / 6429 / 1031