Municipal Property Rates
The Municipal Property Rates Act No. 6 of 2004 is a national law that regulates the power of a municipality to value and rate immovable properties i.e. land and buildings located within the boundaries of municipalities. The municipality derives its power to levy rates from section 229 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.
What are municipal property rates and how they are calculated?
Property rates are the financial liabilities that each immovable property owner pays to the municipality where his/her immovable property is located (land and commercial, industrial, residential, agricultural and government buildings). Property rates are based on the municipal value of your property and the charges differ from area to area.
What is municipal property revenue used for?
Municipalities need a reliable source of revenue to provide basic services and perform their functions. Property rates are the most important source of general revenue for municipalities. Revenue from property rates is used to provide basic services that benefit everyone living inside the municipal jurisdiction. These services include:
• refuse removal
• maintaining municipal streets, roads, sidewalks
• storm water drainage
• street lighting
• municipal cemeteries, parks and recreation.
NB Water and sanitation services are an Amathole District Municipality function.
For more information Contact:
Ngqushwa Customer Care Service Office
115 Military Road, Peddie
Sharecall: 086 010 5789
Tel: 040 673 3524
Fax: 040 673 365
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