Lothian Valuation Joint Board

Electoral Registration, Valuation & Council Tax within Lothian

Electoral / Voters' Roll

The Assessor and Electoral Registration Officer is responsible for compiling and maintaining the Electoral Register, which enables eligible electors to vote at the various Elections and Referendums throughout Lothian

Valuation Roll / Business Rates

The Valuation Roll is a public document which contains an entry for every non-domestic property in the Lothian area. Each entry includes the names of proprietors and occupiers and the Rateable Value which has been set by the Assessor.

Council Tax

Council Tax is payable in respect of each dwelling, dependent on the Band shown in the Valuation List. The Assessor is responsible for placing the banding on all domestic properties within the Lothian Area


Annual Household Canvass 2023

Each year the Electoral Registration Office contacts every household to check whether we have the correct voter registration information and to ask you to inform us of any changes.

This year we will be using data and electronic communication, such as email, to make the process simpler.

This means you may receive an email, letter or phone call from this office asking you to check who we have registered and tell us about any changes. Please consider responding online wherever possible.

Respond Online

*If you wish to make a canvass response over the phone, please contact our office on 0131 344 2500.

Please note: The domain used for logging a canvass response is


News . . .

LVJB PODCAST – Revaluation 2023

At LVJB, we have launched a series of podcasts as we look to share more information about the different functions of our organisation.  Episode 1:

Vote Tiles

Annual Household Canvass 2023

The ERO will issue a canvass communication to each household across Edinburgh and the Lothians from Thursday 6 July 2023. The Annual Household Canvass –

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Annual Accounts

LVJB Annual Accounts can be viewed in our Annual Accounts section.

Council Tax Manual

We have now released our new Council Tax Manual which will provide you with a range of information in relation to all matters Council Tax.

Register to Vote

Registering to vote is only takes 5 minutes.

Click the button below to register online

Absent Voting

Want to vote by post or proxy at the next election?

Download an application from our Electoral Forms section

Valuation Roll Changes
(Business Rates)

Access our online form to provide information about changes to the ownership, letting or to outline any alterations carried out to your property