The value given to my land seems reasonable but the tax is too high, how can I object?
The Land Valuation Act provides for objection to value only and not to tax. However, if you are experiencing hardship in paying the tax, you may apply to the Ministry of Finance for Special Discretionary Relief.
I disagree with the value you have placed on my land. I need to have it changed. What can I do about it and to whom do I apply?
You may object on the prescribed form to the Commissioner of Land Valuations within 60 days of the date of issue of the Notice of Valuation. This form is available from the NLA Customer Service offices or Collectorates island wide.
No one visited my property to value it and yet I was sent a Notice of Valuation. How is this possible?
There are approximately 650,000 parcels of land in Jamaica. It is not possible for valuers to make a detailed inspection of all properties. Most properties are valued using “mass appraisal techniques” which do not necessitate inspection of each site. However, there is a process for dealing with special cases.