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Object to Rating Valuation

Everything you need to know about lodging a formal objection to your council revaluation.

Object to Rating

What is a Rating Valuation?

Rating valuations are usually carried out on all New Zealand properties every three years. They are just one of a number of factors that councils use to allocate rates. They reflect the likely selling price of a property at the effective revaluation date, not including chattels (e.g. curtains and appliances), and are not designed to be used for raising finance or as insurance valuations.

When we carry out a rating revaluation, our team of local property experts use a mass appraisal process that factors in the recent sales of similar properties around the effective date of the revaluation (not including mortgagee sales) and establishes a market trend that is then applied to similar properties in that area.

Following that, the rating values are independently audited by the Office of the Valuer General. Rigorous quality standards need to be met before the new valuations will be confirmed.

If you disagree with the rating valuation on your property, please give us a call to discuss it. Often issues can be resolved without issuing a formal objection.

What is the process?

Step One

To object to a council rating value, click the link below, search for your valuation reference or street address, and then click ‘Next’ to be taken to the objection form. Please note that you must complete this process on or before the date shown on your notice of valuation.

Step Two

Complete the online form to lodge your objection. If you provide an email address, a confirmation email will be sent to you. Please retain that email or print the confirmation page as proof you have lodged your objection. If you're unable to complete an online form, your objection will be accepted in other written forms.

Step Three

Once a valid objection has been lodged in the system, you will receive a letter of acknowledgement within 10 working days and your objection will be referred to a valuer for re-consideration. This may include a discussion with you, and, by arrangement, an inspection of the property should this be necessary.

If you need assistance, please give our revaluation team a call on 0800 787 284 or email

You can also post your objection to the following address:

Business Support Centre
Level 1 QV House
22 Nevis Street
Private Bag 39-818
Wellington Mail Centre