Objecting to a Statutory Valuation
The objection process is set out in the Valuation of Land Act 2001.
It imposes specific obligations on both the person making the objection and the Valuer-General, including that an objection must be made on the approved Objection Form, the timeframes and the 7 grounds for objection.
An objection may ultimately result in a determination either in the Land Valuation Court or the Supreme Court depending on the level of values involved.
How to Make an Objection
An objection must be made on the approved Objection Form below:
See the Owner's Guide – Objection to Valuation (PDF) for an explanation about what to do if you do not agree with a new valuation.
OVG - Owner guide: Objection to valuation (2Mb)
Objection to Valuation Form (DOCX 87Kb)
Timeframe for making Objections
An owner of land has 60 days from receiving a Notice of Valuation to object the details on the Notice. It can take up to 6 months to finalise objections, depending on the complexity of the issues and the number of objections being dealt with at the time.
Grounds for an Objection
The following are the only basis on which an owner of land can object to their Notice of Valuation
a) land value, capital value or assessed annual value assigned to any land is too high or too low;
b) interests of the several persons having an interest in any land have not been correctly apportioned;
c) apportionment of any valuation is not correct;
d) lands which should be included in the one valuation have been valued separately;
e) lands which should be valued separately have been included in the one valuation;
f) person named in any Notice of Valuation is not an owner of the land to which the notice relates; and/or
g) area, dimensions or particulars of any land are not correctly described.
No other basis for an objection can be accepted, for example an owner of land cannot object about their land tax or local council rates. These are matters that should be discussed with the relevant authority.