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Bermuda’s property market is carefully regulated. Find out how to register your property with the government or how much your land is worth.

Learn how the Government of Bermuda keeps track of land ownership and find important information about your rights as a tenant or landlord in Bermuda, including key details on rent control.

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  • The roof of my house blew off following a hurricane and I have had to move out. Do I still have to pay Land Tax? 
  • Who do I complain to if I believe that I have been unfairly treated by the Land Valuation Department? 
  • How do I get the taxpayer's name or taxpayer's billing address changed? 
  • What is the Department's procedure on site visits? 
  • When can I object to my ARV if I am unhappy? There are three opportunities when you can make an objection to your ARV: The Draft Valuation List (six months following deposit of the draft valuation list);
  • Who determines the rate of land tax? 
  • I am the managing agent for a commercial building and have a new tenant renting part of the building on a new 5 year lease. What should I do in regards to getting the building reassessed for land tax purposes? 
  • How do I get a separate assessment number for my apartment? 
  • Does the ARV of a property have any relevance on what I can rent it for? 
  • I built a garage and a covered verandah in 1998 and never requested a Certificate of Completion and Occupancy and so my ARV has never been revised. What will happen when this comes to the attention of the Land Valuation Department? 
  • How do I obtain a new address for my property or change my existing address? 
  • Land Valuation and Tax Act 1967
  • Careers in the Land Valuation Department

  • Timeline for a Revaluation
  • Maintaining the Valuation List Island Wide Revaluations The Department
  • The Ministry of Public Works, Waste Management Section, is advising the public that it is working until 6pm today to collect waste in the east end. Should your household waste not be collected by 6pm today, please secure it for the duration of the storm.

  • Land Tax for the period 1 July through 31 December 2016 is due as follows: SECTION A SECTION B SECTION C Public Utilities
  • Recreational users of small unmanned aircraft, sometimes called UAVs or drones, are advised by The Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) to pay more attention to safety issues.

  • On July 11, 1996, the Waste Management Section of the Ministry of Works and Engineering was charged with the administration of all activities relating to the receiving of waste asbestos. The following policy is currently in effect:

  • On 29 June 29 2016 stakeholders from the Energy Industry participated in the Government of Bermuda’s Second Annual Energy Summit titled, Powering Our Success.

    The Summit was opened by the Minister of Economic Development, Dr. the Hon. E. Grant Gibbons, JP, MP.

  • The National Hurricane Center provides storm specific forecasts, including track and intensity guidance.

  • Growing your own vegetables? The growing season is determined by the time of year and what will grow best in Bermuda's climate and soil. This list provides the time of year best for various vegetables. Use the chart below to help plan your garden:

  • As of December 2015, the new 2015 Draft Valuation List of the assessed annual rental values of all prope

  • There are three opportunities when you can make an objection to your annual rental value:

  • Annual Rental Value (ARV)
  • All property in Bermuda is revalued every five years by the Land Valuation Department. The revaluation process establishes annual rental values at a point in time, which are used to determine property taxes.

  • The boundaries of your land are determined by local surveyors. The Land Title Registry Office (LTRO) keeps a record of your property’s boundaries, but doesn’t determine them.

  • 1.       There are approximately currently 35,900 valuation units in Bermuda.

    2.       These valuation units are broken down into approximately:

  • The Water and Sewage Section provides water and sewerage services throughout Bermuda. The current government water supply system produces approximately 200 million gallons of water each year.

    Below is a list of the Government of Bermuda rates for piped and trucked water.

  • West end residential waste is collected Mondays and Thursdays. This applies to all areas of Sandys, Southampton, Warwick and Paget Parishes, and Tee Street and Kent Avenue Devonshire.

  • Landlords may increase a tenant’s rent if the premises are under rent control if:

  • If your residential rental unit falls under rent control, your landlord cannot evict you without a valid reason. A landlord cannot forcibly remove a tenant unless they get a possession order from the Magistrates' Court.

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