The law gives you the right to ask the Valuation Office Agency for the information you want, providing we have not already published it. Guidance on what we publish is in our ‘Publication Scheme’ .
First you need to decide whether you want personal information about you or if you want other information held by the Agency.
Information about yourself
To obtain personal information you will make a request under the Data Protection Act you will need to include the following information in your request:
- Your name
- An address for written correspondence
- A description of the information you are seeking
- A telephone number if possible, in case we need to discuss your request with you
Information held by the VOA
If we hold the information you want, have not already published it, and it is not exempt, we will normally provide it in the form you request e.g. a copy, or a summary, or we will arrange for you to see it. There may be a fee for some of our information to cover the cost of providing it.
If we don’t hold the information you want, or it is ‘exempt information’, or there is a fee then we will first write and tell you.
When making your request you must include:
- Your name
- An address for correspondence
- As full a description as possible of the information you are seeking
It would be also be helpful if you gave a telephone number in case we need to discuss your request with you.
If you are in Scotland
If your request is about council tax or non domestic rating in Scotland then you need to contact the Scottish Assessors. www.saa.gov.uk
The information you want may not be ours; it may belong to one of our clients. Here are links to the sites of our major clients and some other sites that may have the information you seek.