Series VPRS 16675
Rates and Valuation Cards
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Date Range: Series ? 1952 - 1994
  Series in Custody 1960 - 1982
  Contents 1960 - 1984
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1952 - 1994 Melbourne (Town 1842-1847; City 1847-ct) VA 511
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1952 - cont Melbourne (Town 1842-1847; City 1847-ct) VA 511
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  • How to use the Records
    Refer to the list to select the unit containing the rates and valuation cards for required ward.

  • Function / Content
    The cards within this series record valuations made by the City of Melbourne on rateable properties within various wards. The entries are arranged by property number. Each card details the valuation made in given years for a particular property.

    Under the Local Government Act, Councils are required to cause a valuation of all rateable property. The initial valuation must take place no less than three months after the constitution of the municipality with subsequent valuations occurring from time to time as determined by the Council. Under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1958 a valuation must be held at least once within the six years following the previous one.

    The Local Government (Amendment) Act 1959 provided for the return of valuations in the form of a series of numbered cards of loose sheets.

    The cards in this series have the following details: property number, ward, street name/number, description of property, owner, site value, capital improved value, net annual value, date of assessment, assessment receipt number, special rate (current and arrears), town rate (current and arrears), balance and interest.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The Rates and Valuations Card system records valuations made by the City of Melbourne on all rateable properties. The cards are filed according to wards, and then arranged by property number. The property number order typically corresponds to the street name order (alphabetical). Each card details the valuation made in given years for a particular property.

    Some series of cards do have an attached index which lists the street name and its related property number (prefix only)

    The combination of letters and numbers in the control symbols denotes the property number. The property number order typically corresponds to the street name order (alphabetical).

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1979 - 1984 Open 163
P0002 1960 - 1977 Open 8
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