The Valuation Office is the independent state agency responsible for the valuation of all commercial property for the purpose of the levying of commercial rates by local authorities. The Valuation Office determines whether a property is rateable and, if rateable, the appropriate rateable valuation of the property.
Details of the valuations for all properties entered on the Valuation List for County Wexford (and of all other properties in the State) are available online. Check a property valuation online by entering the property number, if known, on the Valuation Office website or alternatively you can search the Valuation Office Map for details of a property valuation.
Ratepayers can find the Valuation Office Property Number on their Rates Bill. This is a unique number allocated to a property and should be quoted in all communications with the Valuation Office.
Can I have my valuation revised?
Once a valuation is fixed on a property it does not change from year to year. Under the legislation which governs the valuation process, an owner or occupier of a property may make an application through the Valuation Office website to have the valuation of a property revised provided a ‘Material Change of Circumstances’ has taken place since the property was last valued.
In brief, a material change of circumstance means a physical alteration, total or partial demolition, a sub division or amalgamation of relevant property or a new building. A change of valuation status (e.g. from domestic to commercial or vice versa) is also deemed to be a material change of circumstance. A change in the economic circumstances of a property (e.g. something which brings about new trading conditions) does not, in itself, constitute a material change of circumstances.
Please note, there is a fee of €250 for submitting an application for revision and an application can result in a valuation increasing, decreasing or remaining the same.
Enquiries and Further Information
Further information is available on the Valuation Office website www.valoff.ie.
All valuation queries/requests for valuation reports etc. should be directed to:
Phone: +353 1 817 1000
Disclaimer: The Information provided above is for guidance purposes only, and is not intended as a definitive legal interpretation of the relevant governing legislation.