How to check your property’s municipal valuation

PROPERTY owners are urged to inspect eThekwini Municipality’s third general valuation (GV2017) roll and lodge any necessary objections.

The roll is open for inspection until 31 March and the GV2017 will come into effect from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2021.

General valuations must be done at least once every four years in terms of the Municipal Property Rates Act.

“Property owners are encouraged to inspect the roll to determine whether the valuation ascribed is a correct reflection of the property. The property owner may lodge an objection if he/she feels that the valuation is either too high or too low,” said deputy city manager: finance cluster, Krish Kumar.

“Inspections of properties were undertaken where considered necessary in order to verify information already on hand or where such information was considered incomplete.

The municipality has access to a vast database of property information including building plans, deeds office data, geographic information systems, aerial photography, information obtained from previous inspections as well as data from property sales in each area. This information is regularly maintained and inspections are routinely carried out where alterations, authorised and unauthorised, are made to properties,” reads a statement from the municipality.

Go to, your nearest Sizakala centre or the real estate unit (75 Dr John Langalibalele Dube formerly Winder Street, Durban). Objection forms are available on the website and all queries should be emailed to


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