Commercial Property Declarations
Property Tax Declaration
Declaration of Commercial Properties
Declarations to be made by Owners of Commercial Property
1. Prescribed Form
Section 16 of the Land & House Tax Act requires all commercial property owners to submit to the Department a valuation report on a Prescribed Form.
2. Commercial Valuation
The Commercial valuation report must be prepared by a recognized Valuer.
Please visit our offices/website and Other Agencies for the list of Recognized Valuers.
All Commercial Property Valuations Forms must be accompanied by the following supporting documents supplied by the Valuer:
1. Recent copy of Land Register
2. Site or Location Plan
3. “Method(s) of valuation applied” showing workings/Market data and all analysis.
4. Photos of internal finishes and building elevations
5. Survey Plan
Property Tax Exemptions
Valuing a Property
Data collected from each property is determined under Valuation Best Practice guidelines and includes but not limited to:
- Land area
- Building size
- Building condition
- Construction material
- Available service
- Land classification code (usage) and zoning etc.
Data is complied on each property over time, through site inspection, building and planning permits and other public sources.
The valuation surveyor builds profiles of different types of properties in different areas by analyzing recent sales or leases in that area. This information is then applied to individual properties, taking into account the different characteristics of each property.
A new valuation roll is prepared every five (5) years and there may be need for the Department to perform valuations between general valuation rolls. These are known as supplementary rolls. They are required when properties are physically changed e.g. When building are altered, erected or demolished, or land subdivided, etc.
The record of all properties is prepared and published every five (5) years in accordance with the Land and House Tax Act.
Exemption on Newly Built Commercial Property
Qualifying Period—Three (3) years
1. Property must be a newly built commercial property
2. Property must have been built after 1st April 2001.
Documents to be submitted
1. Copy of Service Agreement with St Lucia Electricity Co.
2. Development Control Authority Approval documents
3. Recent copy of land Register (not more than 6 months old)
4. A Commercial Valuation
NB: Exemption are granted upon review of application.
Property Tax Rates
Land Tax Rates
10 acres or less
Over 10 acres but less than 50 acres
$0.25 per acre or part of an acre
50 acres and over but less than 100 acres
$0.50 per acre or part of an acre
100 acres and over but less than 500 acres
$0.75 per acre or part of an acre
500 acres and over
$1 per acre or part of an acre