What We Do

Last updated at 12:27 on 05/01/2022

We are an independent Government Office, under the aegis of Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, staffed by civil servants and headed by the Commissioner of Valuation. The current holder of this position is Colm Lavery, who was appointed to the post under section 9 of the Valuation Act 2001.

We are currently undertaking a National Programme to revalue all commercial and industrial properties in Ireland. More information about the Revaluation Programme can be seen in the video below.

Please Note: The Valuation Date used in this video was the Valuation Date for the Reval 2017 project. The Valuation Date for the current phases of the National Revaluation Programme, Dún Laoghaire - Rathdown Reval and Reval 2021, is 16th September 2019.

The core business of our organisation is to provide ratepayers and local authorities with accurate, up-to-date valuations of commercial and industrial properties. These valuations are integral to the commercial rating system in Ireland, and form the basis for a very significant element of local government revenue each year.


Infographic taken from 2020 Annual Report (Data correct as at end December 2020)

We also provide a valuation service to Government Departments and Offices, State agencies and other public bodies. We carry out open market capital and rental valuations including valuations for rent reviews for these customers. Open market valuations are provided for properties being transferred between Government Departments, State bodies and other public authorities and agencies across the country.

We are custodians of an archive of unique records which provide information and insights into the social history of Ireland covering the period from 1850 to 1990. These records provide an invaluable resource for genealogical and historical research.