Welcome to the Dunbartonshire and Argyll & Bute Valuation Joint Board Web Site
The Dunbartonshire and Argyll & Bute Valuation Joint Board was established as part of the 1996 reorganisation of local government in terms of The Valuation Joint Boards (Scotland) Order 1995 and is vested with the functions of the three valuation authorities (Argyll & Bute Council , East Dunbartonshire Council and West Dunbartonshire Council) in the former Strathclyde Region. With the agreement of the three councils the Board also has responsibility for the Electoral Registration function.
On the following pages you will find out about the Assessor and Electoral Registration Officer and his staff, the Valuation Roll , Council Tax List and Electoral Register . In addition you can find information about the structure of the Joint Board, its Convener and membership.
The site also contains details of how to contact the Assessor's office.
The Assessor is responsible for non-domestic valuation for rating, council tax valuation for domestic subjects and in his role as Electoral Registration Officer, the compilation of the electoral register .
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Scottish Independence Referendum
In order to vote in the Independence Referendum you must register to vote no later than September 2nd 2014. If you wish to vote via a postal or proxy vote you must apply no later than Wednesday 3rd September 2014.
Make Sure You are Registered to Vote
In order to vote at the referendum, you must ensure that you are on the Electoral Register - anyone who is not on the register cannot vote.
Voter Registration Deadlines
2014 Scottish Independence Referendum Voting Guide
The 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum Voting Guide has just been released and can now be downloaded by clicking here.
DUNBARTONSHIRE AND ARGYLL & BUTE VALUATION JOINT BOARD
ACCOUNTS FOR THE PERIOD FROM
1 APRIL 2013 TO 31 MARCH 2014
Notice is hereby given, under Regulation 5(1) of the Local Authority Accounts (Scotland) Regulations, that: To read more on this article click here >>>>
Scottish Independence Referendum
The Scottish Government has announced that the date of the referendum will be 18 September 2014. The Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Act provides that the franchise will be extended so that those who are either 16 or 17 years of age on the day of the referendum will be entitled to vote in the referendum if they would otherwise be entitled to be included in the register of local government electors. To read more on this article click here >>>>
Bishopbriggs Council Tax Banding Review
Consequent to a number of Valuation Appeal Committee decisions, which reduced the band applied to a number of semi-detached houses in the Woodhill area of Bishopbriggs, the band applied to a significant number of the ‘as built’ un-extended semi-detached 3-bedroom houses in that area became unsustainable. The issue came to the attention of the local press and elected members and, having provided updates and information for the members and officials of East Dunbartonshire Council, we agreed to pro-actively review the bands of all affected houses in the area. This involved both desk exercises and the inspection of hundreds of houses.
A target of completing the review prior to February 2014, when EDC prepares the data for the following year’s Council Tax billing, was established and met. Approaching 400 subjects had their band reduced during this period which was significantly fewer than the published suggestion of nearer 1000 requiring amendment. Completion of the task required the redirection of a significant resource internally and had a direct effect on other measured areas of performance. The associated publicity also resulted in significantly higher numbers of proposals being submitted during the year than would normally be the case.