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Municipal Valuations

The City of Cape Town’s General Valuation 2018 (GV2018) has been completed and signed off by the City Manager. The public inspection and objection period for registered property values in Cape Town will commence on 21 February 2019
Individual notices will be posted to property owners
The GV2018 Roll will be available on the City’s website from 21 February 2019 and will also be displayed at 32 venues across the city including the Civic Centre.
In-person objections will be accepted at 32 venues across the city until 29 March 2018
Online objections may be submitted electronically via the City’s e-services portal or via email until 30 April 2019
No extensions for objections will be considered
Property values on the GV2018 valuation roll are based on actual sales which occurred on or around 2 July 2018
The percentage growth in property value does not mean that rates will increase by the same percentage. You can read more at this link:

At the bottom of this page are 3 PDF documents you can click on to read and/or Download. They are the  General Valuation 2015 details supplied by the City.
On the City Website Home page, click on Property Valuations, OR use this hyperlink to go straight there:

Alternatively you will be able to look at the printed version of the Valuation Roll at the Civic Centre, where you will be helped if you do not understand the process.


The procedure on the City website is somewhat awkward to use. For instance when entering an Erf number (NB only the digits) OR your  street address (NB only the number and street name without street/road/avenue etc included) then a list pops up and you may not see your property on it. Then look at the bottom of the screen to find tiny digits for additional pages.

Please follow the link below and on the left select which property reference you want to use, then enter in your property address or Erf reference in the box.

Once you click on 'Search', you will get another screen and Click dispute forms on the left and it will give you a form to complete which you then send to

Alternatively use the PDF Form you can download at the very bottom of this page called : GVR2018 Objection_form, and send it to


Attention current property buyers or sellers:
The practice of some municipalities, including Cape Town’s, of holding buyers of a property liable for the seller’s debt to the municipality, such as outstanding rates, electricity or water charges, has been declared unconstitutional by Gauteng’s High Court. This follows a previous judgement that made it possible for municipalities to recover a seller's unpaid services or rates from the new owners - and this as far back as 30 years’ worth of arrears! 

And municipalities do not have the right to withhold water, electricity or other municipal services from the new owners to force them to pay for the seller’s outstanding municipal accounts. So buyers can be free of being held responsible for the unpaid bills of others. Municipalities will have to use normal legal processes to recover debts from the seller.

Municipalities presumably may still withhold a rates clearance certificate from the seller if they are unpaid municipal accounts, which prevents transfer of a sold property to the new owners. This, too, may need to be challenged in court as many municipalities have been taking liberties with residents’ constitutional rights over the years. One question remains: what happens when the seller disputes an account or a revised property municipal valuation and the City drags its feet in resolving the matter? Should the seller be held hostage to the City’s slow processes (resolving a property valuation objection takes typically some 18 months).

November 2016

CIBRA recommend you first read the documents in the Municipal valuation and Rates folder underneath this,  starting with  'Your Properties Municipal Valuation'

Municipal valuation and Rates documents

CIBRA Cape Town,
12 Mar 2019, 08:51