Covid-19 Important Information

All staff of the Lothian Valuation Joint Board are currently working at home.

In accordance with Government guidelines and recognising specific advice concerning “stay at home, work at home” and “undertaking essential travel only” staff shall, at present, not be able to undertake either external surveys of property or meet the public in face to face meetings.

To conduct such activities would involve placing staff and members of the public at increased risk from possible Covid-19 infection,
resulting in additional pressures being placed on NHS and other essential services.

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

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