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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Individual Electoral Registration Goes Live
The way people register to vote has changed.
Individual Electoral Registration
This is a new system of registration which has been introduced to ensure greater confidence as to the identity of electors and improved access to the registration process.
Individual registration will require each person to register themselves and to provide personal identifiers - date of birth and national insurance number. This will allow registration officers to cross check the information provided against national databases and other council records before a person is added to the register.
To register online under the new system
You need to provide a few more details to register – including your national insurance number and date of birth. This makes the electoral register more secure.
Fill in your name, address, date of birth and other information. You’ll also need your National Insurance number, which can be found on your National Insurance card, or in official paperwork such as payslips, or letters about benefits or tax credits.
When your information is verified, we will send you an acknowledgment letter.
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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.