Lodge an objection to a Notice of Valuation in NSW

Reasons to lodge an objection

You may object if:

  • you believe your land value is too high or too low
  • the area, dimensions or description of the land are incorrect
  • the valuations are incorrectly apportioned
  • we should have valued the land separately
  • we should have valued the land with other land
  • concessions or allowances are incorrect or missing

You may also lodge an objection if the person on the Notice of Valuation does not own, lease or occupy the land, however we encourage you to call and tell us about this in the first instance, rather than lodge an objection.

Evidence to support your objection

You should supply evidence to support your objection. If you do not provide supporting evidence, we will disallow your objection.

If you believe your land value is too high or too low, you should:

  • tell us what you think the land value should be; and
  • provide three (3) sales to support your contended land value. You must tell us the address, sales dates and how or why the sales are comparable to your property.

Your objection should focus on evidence that is relevant to the valuing year and that demonstrates your suggested land value is correct.

You must provide all the evidence you are relying on at the time you lodge your objection as there is no further opportunity to provide evidence later. Therefore, you should carefully consider the evidence you are providing to ensure it supports your objection.

We may contact you if we need to discuss your objection. For more information on the evidence you should provide to support your objection, please see Your guide to the Valuer General’s review process.

You must object within 60 days

You have 60 days to lodge an objection. The deadline is either:

  • on the front of your Notice of Valuation
  • 60 days from the issue date on your land tax assessment.

We may accept late objections in very limited circumstances. These are outlined in the Valuer General’s Out of date objections Policy. If the deadline has passed, you must tell us why your objection is late and provide evidence to support your objection.

Reasons an out of date objection may be accepted include:

  • The landholder suffered an unexpected serious illness, injury or health issue
  • There had been a death or unexpected serious illness or injury in the family
  • The landholder was unexpectedly out of the country or away from home for an extended period when the Notice of Valuation or land tax assessment was issued.
  • Other exceptional and/or unexpected circumstances, however these circumstances need to be well explained.

The Valuer General is not bound to accept an out of date objection for any of the above reasons for late lodgement.