MRICS (UK), M.Sc. (Valuation)
D.I.V.F.I.V. Chartered Valuer
This is one of the key department of the CMC which is responsible for assessing all kinds of properties for the purpose of rates, the main source of income for the council, and providing many other services in relation to the assessment and rates.
According to the section 240 of Municipal Council Ordinance remission of rates could be granted for non occupation/ Vacant Premises.
If any building, other than a building containing furniture, remains untenanted, remission of the rates payable in respect of such building could be considered for the untenanted period.
The above remission will commence on the day which the Council receives a written notice of such non-tenancy and when it is re-occupied a written notice to be given to the council within three days of such re-occupation to terminate the remission, If a notice of re-occupation is not received within the said period, remission will terminate on a date one month prior to the date of re-occupation.
According to the section 236 of Municipal Council Ordinance,
If any person is not satisfied with the assessment delivered could Lodge an objection at Municipal Office "within one month from the date of service of the statutory Notice" upon the premises assessed. Such objection must be in writing and must specify the grounds upon which the objection is made.
The Assessment of following wards will be revised with effect from 01.01.2019.
Officers have already commenced the field work.
To obtain certificates of ownership without delay, you are requested to extend your cooperation by adhering to the above instructions.
The Certificate of ownership is issued within three (3) days under the single window counter if the documents are in order as per the check list.
Municipal Assessor’s Department