Request a Rates Change
Request a change to your commercial property rates
If you believe the ‘rateable valuation’ of your property is incorrect, you can apply to the Valuation Office to request a revision.
‘Rateable valuation’ is a monetary value that is based on the amount of rent that could be paid for your property on the open market, i.e. its net annual letting value. Learn how rateable valuations are used to calculate rates charges.
Request a change to a Rateable Valuation
The review process consists of the following steps:
A valuer called a ‘Revision Officer’ will contact you to arrange an appointment to inspect your property. The purpose of this visit is to assess the value of your property.
After inspecting the property, the Revision Officer will send you a draft certificate. This document contains the proposed new valuation for your property and other details. If you are unhappy with the proposed new valuation in the draft certificate, you can send your comments to the Revision Officer within 28 days of the issue of the draft certificate. These comments must be made in writing.
Following consideration of your comments/representations, the revision officer will send you the final valuation certificate.
Appeal a proposed valuation
A. Submit an Appeal to the Valuation Office
You can appeal the new valuation to the Valuation Office within 40 days from the date of issue of the final valuation certificate. This appeal must be made on an official form and be accompanied by the appropriate fee.
Contact the Valuation Office to obtain the correct form.
The Commissioner of Valuation will consider your appeal and make a decision within six months of receiving your submission.
B. Submit an Appeal to the Valuation Tribunal
The Valuation Tribunal is an independent body set up to settle disputed valuations between the Valuation Office, ratepayers and/or Local Authorities. All appeals to the Valuation Tribunal must be preceded by an appeal to the Valuation Office
Your appeal to the Valuation Tribunal must be in writing and must specify the grounds of appeal.
Send your appeal to the following address
Your appeal must be made within 28 days of the issue of the appeal decision of the Commissioner of Valuation and must be accompanied by the appropriate fee. Contact the Valuation Tribunal for further details.
The decision of the Valuation Tribunal on the amount of any valuation is final.
C. Submit an Appeal to the Courts
Points of law can be appealed via the High Court and Supreme Court.
For further details and information regarding valuations and appeals, please contact the Valuation Office.
Contact the Valuations Office for Information on Revaluations
The Valuation Office has established a number of specialised contact points if you want further information:
For more information
Dublin City Council
16 Castle Street
Office opening hours: 09.30 to 16.00
Tel: (01) 222 2171
Fax: (01) 679 3051 or (01) 222 2958