Lothian Valuation Joint Board

Electoral Registration, Valuation and Council Tax within Lothian

Return of Information Forms for Properties on the Valuation Roll

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The Assessor’s duty is to maintain the information in the Valuation Roll in as up to date a manner as is possible.

In order to do this, the Assessor issues Return of Information Forms. It is important all the information is checked for accuracy and updated. Any new information will be used to ensure property details are accurate and that Valuation Notices are issued to the correct address(es) for the forthcoming Revaluation effective from 1st April 2017.

If you have received a Return of Information Form, you can view further information here, to help you complete the form.

Updating your Electoral Registration Details

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We are currently in the process of updating the register of Electors.

To know who is eligible to vote we need to confirm who lives at each address in our area. We are required by law to carry out an annual household canvass.

Household Enquiry Forms are being delivered to all households across Edinburgh and the Lothians from 3 August. Each pack contains an Information Sheet.If this Form is not returned, a member of our Canvass team will call at the property.

It is easiest to provide the information by going to www.elecreg.co.uk/lothian-vjb and entering the security codes, as printed on your form.

As 16 and 17 year olds can now vote in Scottish Parliamentary and Local Government elections, we need details of: -

· 14 year olds that will turn 15 by 30 November 2016
· Those aged 15 and over

Young persons will be included on the register and are able to vote when they become old enough.

Individual Electoral Registration

New electors can register to vote at any time by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and following the instructions provided. Alternatively, an elector can contact our call centre on 0131 344 2500 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday and a member of staff can assist with telephone registration. If preferred, an Invitation to Register form can be sent to you or you can download one from this website.

Registration only takes a couple of minutes but you need your national insurance number and date of birth to complete an application.

It is important that electors make their registration applications as early as possible after the event e.g. when moving house.

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Welcome to our Website

This Website provides information on the services of Lothian Valuation Joint Board. To access information regarding the main functions of our organisation, click on the appropriate functions as pictured opposite.

What we do

Lothian Valuation Joint Board is a Public Body established in 1996 to provide valuation services to the four councils of Lothian:- City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, West Lothian and Midlothian.

The Assessor is appointed to head the organisation and to ensure all statutory duties are fulfilled. The four councils have also appointed the Assessor as their Electoral Registration Officer.

The Board is responsible for compiling, maintaining and dealing with appeals for the Electoral Register, Council Tax Valuation List and Valuation Roll

The Electoral Register is provided to the Returning Officers of our four constituent Councils to enable eligible electors to vote at the various elections and referendums held in their area. Due to data protection rules the Electoral Register cannot be accessed on line but is available to view at various public display locations.

The Council Tax Valuation List is provided to the Finance departments of the four constituent Councils and the information forms the basis of the calculation of Council Tax liability and water charges. The Council Tax Valuation List can be viewed on line at www.saa.gov.uk.

The Valuation Roll is also provided to the Finance departments of the four constituent Councils and the information forms the basis of the calculation of Non-Domestic Rates liability. The Valuation Roll can be viewed on line at www.saa.gov.uk.

About this website

This site provides information on the operations of the Joint Board. To access this information, click on the appropriate function on the navigation bar at the top of each page. To find information quickly, click on the site map link at the bottom of the page.

Links to Local Government and other relevant sites can be accessed via the Links page. The Contact Details section provides telephone, address and other details of the Joint Board, should you need more information.

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