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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2014 European Parliamentary Elections
The European Parliamentary Elections will take place in the UK on Thursday 22nd May this year. Electors will be asked to cast their vote on the ballot paper for one of a number of political parties or individual candidates. Votes cast within the Electoral Region of Scotland will be aggregated from each local authority area and six MEPs will be elected. To read more on this article click here >>>>
By-election for Oban, South and the Isles Ward
Argyll and Bute Council is holding a by-election for one seat in its Oban, South and the Isles ward on Thursday 22nd May 2014. To read more on this article click here >>>>
10th March 2014 - Register of Electors
The Electoral Register, as revised at 10th March 2014, can be inspected at the following offices and libraries. 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
Recent press articles have reported that a number of houses in Bishopbriggs may have had the wrong Council Tax applied to them at the inception of the tax in 1993.
It is correct that, as a consequence of Valuation Appeal Committee decisions, the bands applied to some 3-bedroom, semi-detached houses built by ‘Wimpey’ in Bishopbriggs South/Ward 6 area of the town are under review. It is apparent from the decisions of the Committee that Band E is no longer sustainable for certain types of ‘as built’ un-extended houses in these areas.
In many cases an inspection of each property will be required before a decision can be made on whether the Council Tax band is to be maintained or reduced. As a result, staff from this office will need to inspect hundreds of houses. Resources have recently been diverted away from other functions in an attempt to be pro-active in amending bands without the need for appeals to be submitted but the task will still take time and council taxpayers who are affected are urged to be patient as this process is carried out.
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