Lothian Valuation Joint Board

Electoral Registration, Valuation and Council Tax within Lothian

Scottish Independence Referendum


Postal votes will be received by voters in Lothian from Wednesday 27 August; this is only for those who are regular postal voters.  Those who registered in the last couple of weeks will receive their postal vote around the 9 September, in the second and final issue.  People have until 2 Sept to register and until 5pm on 3 Sept, to request a postal vote.

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For the Independence Referendum, you must register to vote no later than 2nd September 2014.

If you wish a postal vote, you must apply no later than 5pm on Wednesday 3rd September 2014.

You can download forms here or Telephone 0131 344 2500 for further information.

info iconApplying for a postal vote? Please note that Postal ballot packs will not be delivered until on, or after 9th September. Not at home on this date? You may wish to consider applying for a proxy vote. More information about Proxy Voting is contained on this website.

First time voter? Watch the video on our main Electoral Registration Page about what to expect when voting for the first time in the Scottish Independence Referendum.

Download BrochureThe 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum voting guide.

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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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