The City of Johannesburg has extended its deadline for customers to scrutinise its latest property supplementary valuation roll and submit queries where necessary. The new cut-off date for submissions is 25 July.
Joburg Growth and Development Strategy 2040: GovernanceHome and business owners have until then to check the authenticity of the process of valuations as well as the values put against their properties.
The decision to extend was made on 20 June at a mayoral committee meeting, after customers appealed for an extension because they needed ample time to review the document.
The City said in a statement that some residents had indicated that they had not received notification letters on the roll on time because of the recent post office strike and limited access to the municipality’s website.
According to the Municipal Property Rates Act, a valuation should be open for inspection for a minimum of 30 days before being approved. However, the municipality had initially opened the process for 45 days.
Portfolio head of finance Geoffrey Makhubo said the City’s decision was in line with prescripts of its long-term growth and development blueprint, the Joburg 2040.
“This is our way of walking the talk as pronounced in our Joburg Growth and Development Strategy (GDS) 'Joburg 2040' which directs us to be more customer centric,” he said.
Valuation personnel at the City’s walk-in-centres in all regions will be available to assist customers who wish to inspect the roll and lodge objections from Monday 2 July until the deadline.
Customers may direct any enquiries on the roll to Valuation Services, Metropolitan Centre, 158 Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein A-Block, 4th Floor; alternatively they should telephone 0860 Joburg or 0860 562 874 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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