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.

For guidance on how to complete the Tourist survey form, please contact the main office line on 297-7964.

Tourist Survey Form

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For guidance on how to complete the Commercial survey form, please contact the main office line on 297-7964.

Commercial Survey Form

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Here is an example of a completed Condominium survey form to help illustrate what information is required:

Here are examples of completed Residential survey forms to help illustrate what information is required for various scenarios:


Why do we need to reform Bermuda’s municipalities?

Information graphics, or infographics, are graphic visual representations of data allowing users to absorb complex statistical information easily. A series of 2016 Census infographics on a variety of topics are available.  



The acquisition, keeping, breeding, brokering of a dog and the use of a dog for guard/security work are regulated by legislation. 

Steps to apply for a Vacation Rental Certificate:

Complete the

To:  All Real Estate Brokers and Agents

The Superintendent of Real Estate hereby advises that existing real estate broker and agent licenses will expire on 30 November 2017. The receipt of real estate license applications will commence on 14 November 2017.

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? 

The Land Valuation Department strives to provide high-quality services to all of its customers and welcomes all suggestions to improve.

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);

All homeowners and long-term tenants are required to pay Land Tax twice yearly. You must pay Land Tax if you are:

the sole proprietor of a property

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? 

Every five years, the Department of Land Valuation determines the value of every property in Bermuda. That valuation is a snapshot of the rental market. Currently, valuation lists in Bermuda reflect the value as of 1 July, 2014. The next valuation will take place in 2020.

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 Devonshire Parish Warwick Parish

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:

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

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.

There are approximately currently 36,600  valuation units in Bermuda.
  These valuation units are broken down into approximately: 32,750 residential valuation units

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.

Once a week Garbage Collection Routes: