The owners of properties within the boundaries of the Newcastle Local Municipality or any other person have the right to inspect the
general valuation roll and object to the entry in the roll where the owner or any other person disagrees with the entry in the roll or
against an omission from the roll.
Date of valuation: 02 July 2018
Date of implementation: 1 July 2019.
Please make sure you complete the official objection form and not a
Local Government Municipal Property
Rates Act 6 of 2004, as amended (Section 48)
The Local Government Municipal Rates Act No 6 of 2004 stipulates
A General Valuation Roll must list all rateable properties in the
municipality.The valuation roll must reflect the following particulars in
respect of each property as at the date of valuation to the extent that
such information is reasonably determinable and all these entries
can be objected against:
Local Government Municipal Property Rates Act (Section 49)
The Valuation Roll must be printed, bound, certified and handed over
to the Municipal Manager by the Municipal Valuer 5 months before
implementation date of the roll.
The Municipal Manager must within 21 days of receipt of the Roll
publish in the Provincial Gazette once a week for two consecutive
weeks that the Roll is open for inspection and also in the media.
The Valuation Roll must be opened for inspection for a minimum of
30 days (prescribed by Section 49 of the MPRA).
Section 49 notices inviting the owners to inspect the Valuation Roll
and object to the entry in the roll where the owner disagrees with the
entry or against an omission from the roll must be sent by ordinary
mail, together with an extract of the valuation roll pertaining to that
The General Valuation roll must be published on the official website
of the municipality for the duration of the inspection period.
Local Government Municipal Property rates Act (Section 50)
Local Government Municipal Property Rates Act (Section 51)
Local Government Municipal Property Rates Act (Section 52)
Local Government Municipal Property Rates Act (Section 53)
The completed objection forms can be returned BY HAND to any of the centres listed below, or submitted ONLINE on the website. Kindly bring along the Section 49 notice when submitting your objection, as this will expedite the submission process:
Local Government Municipal Property Rates Act (Section 54)
An appeal to an appeal board against a decision of a Municipal
Valuer in terms of Section 51 may be lodged in the prescribed
manner with the Municipal Manager concerned by:
The Chairperson of the Appeal Board must inform all parties
concerned of the date and venue where the appeal hearing will take
The Chairperson of the Appeal Board and the Valuer of the
Municipality must ensure that the Valuation Roll is adjusted or added
to in accordance with the decision of the Appeal Board.
The Valuation Appeal Board is an independent body appointed by
the MEC for Local Government under Section 56 of the Municipal
Property Rates Act. The Board consists out of a legal representative
(Advocate) and two professional valuers, registered at the SA
Council for Professional Valuers.
How do I lodge an Appeal?
Details of this will be provided to you together with the outcome of your objection.