Lothian Valuation Joint Board - 17A South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9FL | 0131 344 2500

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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.

UK Parliamentary Election - 12 December 2019

The closing date for applications to register to vote in time for the General Election is at midnight on 26 November 2019

There are a number of ways to ensure you are registered:

  • If you want to check that you are registered contact our call centre on 0131 344 2500;
  • Submit an online application here; or
  • Complete and return a paper Invitation to Register form to our office
    • Please contact us if you would like a paper copy of the form issued to your home address

*Please note – you will be asked to provide your National Insurance number when submitting your application to register to vote

News . . .

Poll Card Delivery

Friday 22 November 2019 Poll cards for the UK Parliamentary Election on 12 December 2019 are due for delivery across the City of Edinburgh and

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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 one of the category boxes at the top of the page.

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.

Lothian Valuation Joint Board is a Public Body established in 1996 to provide valuation services to the four councils of Lothian:- City of EdinburghEast LothianWest 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.

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

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