Rates are calculated by multiplying the Gross Rental Value (GRV) by the rate in the dollar.
The GRV is an estimate of the rent a property could earn in a year. Where a property is vacant, the GRV is calculated at 3% of the market value of the land.
Council sets the rate in the dollar when it adopts the budget.
Landgate is responsible for providing Gross Rental Values for every property. If you believe that your property has been incorrectly valued you may lodge an objection with Landgate within 60 days after the issue date on the rates notice.
Contact details are:
Landgate, Valuation Services Branch
18 Mount Street
PERTH WA 6000
Phone: 08 9429 8400
Change Of Ownership
Notice must be given in writing to Council whenever any person sells or otherwise disposes of any rateable land. Details of the description of land and name and address of the purchaser must be stated. Please quote assessment number on all correspondence.
Change Of Address
Please advise Council in writing of any change to your address. There is an obligation on property owners to ensure that Council has the correct address for services of notices.
If you receive a charge for a pool levy on your rates notice and you don’t have a pool (sometimes a pool has been removed) please contact the Shire of Peppermint Grove on 9286 8600.
The legislative requirement is that each pool is inspected every four years and brought into compliance.