Business rates appeals

You must continue to pay your Business Rates while your appeal is being considered

You can make a business rates appeal if:

  • we are charging you business rates and you do not think that you are the person who should pay
  • you think you should get a discount and we are not giving you one, or we are not giving you the correct amount of discount

How to apply 

Appeals must be made within 2 months of the date of the demand notice which is being appealed.

To appeal please email our business rates team at and address your email to the Director of Business Services.

You or your representative must sign your appeal and it must contain:

  • your name, address and the date
  • the address of your property (if different)
  • the reference number shown on your business rates bill and the date of issue
  • your reasons for appealing and any evidence or information that supports your appeal

If a representative signs for you, they must also include their name and address. 

We will consider your appeal and let you know our decision as soon as we can. If you are not happy with our decision, you may be able to appeal to the Valuation Appeal Committee.

Rateable value appeals

You may be able to appeal against the rateable value of your property as shown on your bill.

New owners, tenants or occupiers may appeal within 6 months of taking over a property and where the Assessor alters the valuation roll (by making a new entry or changing the value). The appeal must be lodged within 6 months of the date of the valuation notice.

Appeals may be lodged at any time on the grounds of error or in the event of a material change of circumstances.

Valuation appeals should be made to:

Grampian Assessor
Woodhill House
Westburn Road
AB16 5GE
Telephone: 01224 068400

Please contact the Grampian Assessor if you require further information.