Lothian Valuation Joint Board

Electoral Registration, Valuation and Council Tax within Lothian

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Electoral Register – updating your details

The Annual Electoral Registration Canvass has now started. Each year the Electoral Registration Officer is required to write to every household in his area to confirm whether the details on the electoral register are correct.

We will contact some households by email. You may therefore receive an email from eHEF@lothian-vjb.gov.uk asking you to check and either confirm or update the details we hold.

Please be assured that this email is genuine.

The email may be delivered to more than one person in the household. However, the system will only accept one response per household. Any household that does not receive an email will be sent a Household Enquiry Form by post but will still have the option to respond online, by text or telephone.

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If you have received an Information Request Form, you can view further information here, to help you complete the form.

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Welcome to our Website

This Website provides information on the services of Lothian Valuation Joint Board. To access information regarding the main functions of our organisation, click on the appropriate functions as pictured opposite.

What we do

Lothian Valuation Joint Board is a Public Body established in 1996 to provide valuation services to the four councils of Lothian:- City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, West Lothian and Midlothian.

The Assessor is appointed to head the organisation and to ensure all statutory duties are fulfilled. The four councils have also appointed the Assessor as their Electoral Registration Officer.

The Board is responsible for compiling, maintaining and dealing with appeals for the Electoral Register, Council Tax Valuation List and Valuation Roll

The Electoral Register is provided to the Returning Officers of our four constituent Councils to enable eligible electors to vote at the various elections and referendums held in their area. Due to data protection rules the Electoral Register cannot be accessed on line but is available to view at various public display locations.

The Council Tax Valuation List is provided to the Finance departments of the four constituent Councils and the information forms the basis of the calculation of Council Tax liability and water charges. The Council Tax Valuation List can be viewed on line at www.saa.gov.uk.

The Valuation Roll is also provided to the Finance departments of the four constituent Councils and the information forms the basis of the calculation of Non-Domestic Rates liability. The Valuation Roll can be viewed on line at www.saa.gov.uk.

About this website

This site provides information on the operations of the Joint Board. To access this information, click on the appropriate function on the navigation bar at the top of each page. To find information quickly, click on the site map link at the bottom of the page.

Links to Local Government and other relevant sites can be accessed via the Links page. The Contact Details section provides telephone, address and other details of the Joint Board, should you need more information.


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