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The purpose of this website is to assist persons in possession of residential land, commercial land, agricultural land or a combination of any of the above (mixed use) to access, complete and submit Return(s) required by the Commissioner of Valuations pursuant to Section 29 of the Valuation of Land Act, Chap. 58:03 of the Laws of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

PUBLIC NOTICE

UNDER SECTION 29 OF THE VALUATION OF LAND ACT

TO ALL PERSONS IN POSSESSION OF RESIDENTIAL LAND, COMMERCIAL LAND, AGRICULTURAL LAND OR ANY COMBINATION OF SAME

Extension of Deadline for the Submission of Returns

This Public Notice is issued pursuant to Section 29 of the Valuation of Land Act, Chap. 58:03 of the Laws of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The Commissioner of Valuations wishes to advise that every person in possession of residential land, commercial land, agricultural land or a combination of any of the above (mixed use) with or without buildings in Trinidad and Tobago for which a Return is required containing the particulars required by the Commissioner of Valuations, that the deadline has been extended from November 30th 2021 to January 31st 2022.

Property owners/occupiers/agents are now required to submit their completed Return(s) on or before January 31st 2022

Under Section 32 of the Valuation of Land Act, failure to comply with this requirement constitutes a criminal offence which is punishable by a fine of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00).

For information on accessing, completing and submitting a Return please go to Valuation Division website www.valuationdivision.gov.tt or send an email to valdivhelp@gov.tt. You can also contact the Valuation Division at:

LocationAddressContact Information (where applicable)
1. Diego Martin

Diego Martin Regional Corporation
17-18 Diego Martin Main Road, Diego Martin

Drop Box Location Only
2. Port of Spain

Port of Spain City Corporation
2-4  Knox Street, Port of Spain

Drop Box Location Only
3. Barataria

Valuation Division Head Office
Churchill Court #19, #29, #29A Estate Trace, 6th Ave Ext., Barataria

valdiv.pos@gov.tt
4. Tunapuna

Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation
Centenary Street, Tunapuna

Drop Box Location Only
5. Arouca

Valuation Division Office
25-27 Eastern Main Road, Arouca

valdiv.aro@gov.tt
6. Sangre Grande

Sangre Grande Regional Corporation
Ramdass Street, Sangre Grande

Drop Box Location Only
7. Chaguanas

Valuation Division Office
206 Caroni Savannah Road, Charlieville, Chaguanas

valdiv.chag@gov.tt
8. San Fernando

Valuation Division Office
29-31 Point-a-Pierre Road, Palms Club, San Fernando

valdiv.sando@gov.tt
9. Princes Town

Valuation Division Office
100 High Street, Princes Town

valdiv.sando@gov.tt
10.  Point Fortin

Valuation Division Office
65 Canaan Road and Sergeant Street, Mahaica, Point Fortin

valdiv.pf@gov.tt
Drop Box Location Only
11.  Siparia

Valuation Division Office
Siparia Administrative Complex, High Street, Siparia

valdiv.sip@gov.tt
12. Rio Claro/ Mayaro

Rio Claro/Mayaro Regional Corporation
High Street, Rio Claro

Drop Box Location Only
13. Tobago

Valuation Division Office
Ahmed Ghany Building
39 Wilson Road, Scarborough, Tobago

valdiv.tb@gov.tt

For any questions, concerns or assistance on the Valuation Return process, please contact:
Call Centre 612-1715 option 7

Persons in possession of land are advised not to include original documents when submitting completed Returns via drop box. They will be contacted when their forms are processed either by mail, email or by telephone and provided with the Property Identification Number (PIN) assigned to the property. Each property will be assigned one PIN.

You are not required to submit a Return at this time if you submitted a Return previously AND a site visit was conducted for your property by a Valuation Division Officer.

Commissioner of Valuations
November 30th, 2021

DEFINITIONS:

  1. residential land in Trinidad and Tobago as defined by the Valuation of Land Act, that is:

(a) vacant or unoccupied lands with or without a building which is intended to be used or is capable of being used by reason of its location for residential purposes;

(b) land that has affixed to it, a building or other dwelling which has the physical characteristics that enable it to be occupied or capable of occupation as a residence or for residential occupation and is used and occupied on a permanent basis as a single dwelling accommodation and includes complementary outbuildings; and

(c) boat houses;

  1. commercial land in Trinidad and Tobago as defined by the Valuation of Land Act, that is:

land used for commercial purposes, whether wholesale, retail or service, carrying on a trade, business or profession, and includes land used or occupied by a non-profit organization which would, if the land were so used or occupied by a trade or business, be treated as commercial land, but does not  include agricultural land;

  1. agricultural land in Trinidad and Tobago as defined by the Valuation of Land Act, that is:

             land used for, or vacant arable land where the sole use may be for, the following purposes:

            (a) the cultivation of crops or the rearing of livestock;

            (b) the cultivation and processing of food or food products or the rearing of livestock; or

            (c) horticultural use,

            but does not include land used for—

            (d) ornamental or recreational purposes or as accommodation lands for non-agricultural purposes; or

            (e) kitchen gardens,

  1. Mixed use lands” are used for more than one of the following purposes: residential, commercial, agricultural. A combination of any of the above (mixed use).

 

  1. Homestead” means that there is one (1) residence on a parcel of land one half (1/2) acre or more in size.

In order to complete the submission of this Return it is recommended that you fill in your Return form using a Computer.

In order to complete the submission of this Return, you need to have the following documents or images saved as a PDF, JPEG, JPG or PNG file, not exceeding 10mbs each. If you are using a cellular telephone to take pictures of the documents, a simple solution would be to use Microsoft Lens which is a free app available for both android and apple and allows you to create pdf documents easily and accurately.

  1. Copy of One (1) National Identification document of Owner and/or Occupier
    • National Id Card: Front and Back Required
    • Driver’s Permit: Only Front Required
    • Passport: Only Bio Data Page Required
  2. WASA Bill addressed to the property for which you are filing this Return. Only the first page with the Address and other property details is required.
  3. Title Document (if available) (e.g. Deed or Certificate of Title)
  4. Two (2) Photographs of the subject Property  – Take photographs from the roadway and if this is not possible then photographs taken from inside the wall would be accepted.
    • Front View: ensure that the full extent of the front of the main dwelling unit is visible (where physically possible)
    • Side View: Ensure the full length of the Main Dwelling Unit is visible (where physically possible)  
    • If your property lies behind a high wall, kindly capture a picture of your property from inside the wall, if physically possible. If not, an image captured from a suitable curbside point will be accepted.
  5. Building Plans (if available)
  6. Survey Plan (if available)
  7. Rental/Lease Agreement (If available)
 
  • Owner/Occupier ID Number
  • Title Document Reference Number:
    • Certificate of Title Reference Number: this comprises the VOLUME and FOLIO numbers which are found on the top right corner of the front of the Certificate.
    • Deed Reference Number: this is comprised of one alphanumeric string eg. DE201501234567, which can be found on the first page of the document or a Deed Number and Registration Year eg. 195 of 1975.
  • Area (square metres, M2) of the property’s main dwelling unit (inclusive of an attached porch or deck). To obtain this, the outside of each floor of only the residential building should be measured using a standard measuring tape and the area calculated from its perimeter. If you have building plans, you may find it there also. If the property has multiple floors (including a basement, mezzanine and/or attic) the area is required for EACH floor separately. Do not include sheds and outside structures. Please note that if you do not provide an area, the officers of the Division will contact you to carry out a site inspection and collect the missing information.
  • Clear pictures of any structural defects in the main dwelling unit that may affect the value of the property. Max 2 pictures or a single PDF with multiple pics, file size limit for each is 10mb.

Once you have all of the aforementioned documents and data prepared, you are ready to fill out the Return. If, for any reason, you are unable to complete this Return in one sitting, you can save your progress and return at a later time to complete it. Please note that if you do so, you will have to re-upload your documents when you resume the submission process. We do not store documents attached to incomplete Returns.

To find the Return you were working on, login to the Valuation Division website, go to My Account >Returns > In Progress and then click “Continue Editing”. You will be redirected to the Returns application where you can review the information entered previously and resume entering further details.

You are not required to submit a Return at this time if you submitted a Return previously AND a site visit was conducted for your property by a Valuation Division Officer.

Please use the following links to access the Valuation Return Form and Instructions

Use this link to access the Online Return Portal

Download the Valuation Return and instructions as a .pdf

Do you need Help filling in an Online Return? Email us at valdivhelp@gov.tt.