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Objections are processed in terms of statutory requirements of the Rating Valuations Act 1998 and the Rating
Valuations Regulations 1998.
The onus of proof on any objection rests with the objector.
Objections must be lodged with the Waitomo District Council on or before the date shown on the Notice of Rating
Valuation. Once your objection is lodged, and Council considers there is sufcient reason for its Valuation Service
Provider (VSP) to reconsider the rating valuation, your objection will be passed on to the VSP staff for review.
Contact may be made by VSP staff to discuss your contentions of value.
If there are other people who may be affected by your decision to object to the rating valuation (for example
the owner or ratepayer), you MUST send a copy of your objection to them within the timeframe allowed for this
objection (e.g. 20 working days for the notice of valuation where it does not relate to a general revaluation, or 30
working days where it does relate to a general revaluation). Failure to comply with this requirement may delay any
Processing of Objections
Rating Valuation Objection Form
A decision will then be made by VSP staff to recommend to Council either:
a) to alter the rating valuation; or
b) to decline to make any amendment to the rating valuation.
Notice of the valuation decision will be supplied to you in writing by Council.
If you do not agree with the review, you may, within 20 working days from the date you receive notication from Council
of the outcome of the review, require the objection to be heard by a Land Valuation Tribunal. To do this you must file
the objection in the office of the Hamilton Land Valuation Tribunal and provide a copy of the objection to Council.
If no response is received from you within the 20 working days, the decision of Council is said under the legislation to
have the objectors’ agreement.
If you have any further concerns regarding the valuation objection process, please contact the Waitomo District
Council Customer Services Team on (07) 878 0800, or email firstname.lastname@example.org