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Council rates are calculated by multiplying the capital value of a property (as assessed by the Valuer General) by a rate in the dollar.
There are a range of different rates in the dollar depending on land use, for example:
Commercial: 85%: 0.00612466
Industrial: 70%: 0.00562807
Vacant land: 100%: 0.00662126
Primary Production / Other: 0.00331063
The minimum rate for 2020/2021 is $1059.00
The City of Marion's rates notices are issued in July each year.
You can choose to pay your rates in four quarterly instalments or in one annual amount.
Each quarterly instalment is payable on or before:
When paying by instalments, the Council will send out separate instalment notices approximately 30 days prior to each payment due date.
The Regional Landscape (RL) levy (previously known as the NRM levy) is a State tax. Councils are required under the Landscape South Australia Act 2019 to collect the levy on all rateable properties on behalf of the State Government.
The levy helps to fund the operations of regional landscape boards who have responsibility for the management of the State’s natural resources. These responsibilities include regional landscape planning, water allocation planning, community capacity building, education and compliance activities.
For further information regarding this levy, or the work the levy supports, please visit the Green Adelaide Board at www.landscape.sa.gov.au or phone 8463 3733. They can be contacted via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The RL Levy rate in the dollar for 2020-2021 is 0.00009520
A property's capital value used to determine the amount of rates levied comes from a Government valuation adopted by this Council.
You may object to the valuation referred to in your annual instalment notice in writing to the Valuer-General within 60 days of service of the annual instalment notice, stating the grounds for your objection and including information to support your application. Please note:
Objection forms can be obtained from the Office of the Valuer-General, or can be downloaded from the link below.
Objections are to be forwarded to the Office of the Valuer-General:
101 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, GPO Box 1354, Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 1300 653 346
If your objection is upheld, the Valuer General will advise Council and your rates notice will be amended.
Please note: The lodgement of objections for rates does not change the due date of payment for rates.
Ratepayers who hold a State Seniors Card (or who are eligible to hold a State Seniors card and have applied for one) may apply to Council to postpone payment of current rates and future rates on their principal place of residence.
Postponed rates remain as a charge on the land and are not required to be repaid until the property is sold or disposed of.
See application form for more information.
Ratepayers of the City of Marion who believe they are eligible for a rate rebate for the financial year 2021/22 must make written application with the Rate Rebate Application form to the Council by 1 May 2021.
Applicants need to identify the grounds for the application under the relevant section of either the Local Government Act 1999 or Local Government (Accountability Framework) Amendment Act 2009.
Each application, whilst being dealt with on its merits, will also be considered in terms of the requirements of Rate Rebate Policy
All relevant supporting information must accompany an application and a declaration about the content of the application must be completed.
Pensioners and self-funded retirees who receive the State Government’s Cost of Living concession are not eligible to apply.
Council provides relief against a substantial increase in rates payable on residential land due to large increases in capital value by applying a rebate (capping) of general rates to eligible ratepayers.
For the current financial year, the rate cap is set at 12% with a $20 minimum and a $200 maximum (excluding new or improved properties) for ratepayers who meet the following Qualifying Criteria:
• The property is the owner’s principal place of residence.
• The property has not had more than $20,000 of improvements.
• The property value has not increased due to zoning changes.
• The land use for rating purposes has not changed since 1st July of the previous financial year.
• The property has not sold since the 1st January of the previous financial year.
Rate capping is applied automatically to properties that can be readily identified as being eligible. Where this rebate is not applied automatically, ratepayers who consider they could be eligible for rate capping may apply in writing to council. Applications are assessed against the eligible criteria.
Only applications for the current financial year will be accepted and must be received in the current financial year.