Covid-19 Important Information

The Majority Of staff at The Lothian Valuation Joint Board continue to work from Home.

In accordance with Government guidelines to work from home where possible, staff shall at present,
only be able to undertake limited external surveys of property or meet the public in face to face meetings.

This decision is being kept under constant review and shall be reconsidered in the light of any new guidance issued.

You can continue to contact us by email at, or by telephone on 0131 344 2500.

For information on the impact of Covid 19 on Non-Domestic Rates click here


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 2021

Each year we write out to 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 or letter from us asking you to check who we have registered and tell us about any changes. This year’s canvass, which we are required to carry out by law, is taking place during a challenging public health situation. We are working to ensure that we take account of public health guidelines, including the importance of social distancing with many of our staff continuing to work from home. Please consider responding online wherever possible.

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