The Oforikrom Municipal Assembly was established by the Legislative Instrument(LI) 2291,2017. The Assembly derives it's mandate from the local government Act 2016 and Act 936.
Anwomaso / Bebre
Aprade / Mmesewam
Ayeduase / Kotei / Twumduase
Deduako / Kodiekrom / Apemso
Emena / Boadi / Appiadu / Kokoben
Kentinkrono / Nsenie / Oduom
Pay by cash or cheque at the municipal office or to a verified revenue collectors who visits your area.
The factors which influence the value of a property can broadly be broken down into location, size of property, extent and type of buildings, quality and condition of the property.
The Assembly needs a reliable source of revenue to provide basic services and amenities such as good drinking water,good roads construction and maintenance of streets, electricity, drainage Facilities etc.Revenue from property rate are also used to run the assembly admistratively.
Rates are paid by all property owners / occupiers, and the State.
Property rates are calculated based on the market value of the property multiplied by a percentage determined by (Fee fixing resolution) of the Assembly.
The total amount of rates collected each year is a budget balancing figure that currently comprises a significant percentage of the total Assembly budget. The amount that each property owner pays is determined by the value of his property in relation to the other properties in the Assembly area. If all properties showed the same change from the old values to the new, then all would reflect a similar rates change. The reality however is that the various types of property in the various parts of the Assembly show different changes in value and thus will have different rates changes. The specific effect on an individual property will obviously only be known once the budget process is completed and the new rate percentages are applied to the new valuation roll.
Rates are paid annually. Payment can however be made on installment basis at Revenue office of the municipal Assembly or Ofma revenue collectors. Note: Demand an official receipt for any payment made.
A notice will be sent to each registered property owner informing him/ her of the value which has been assessed in respect of his/her property. The valuation roll will be open for public inspection at the offices of the Assembly
Should you feel that your property has been over or under valued, or incorrectly categorized, you may lodge a complaint to revenue office of the Assembly.
You can do this by writing officially to the Municipal Chief Executive.All complaints to the Assembly should be in writing and addressed to the MCE.
You may lodge an appeal against the valuation and this appeal will be heard by an Appeal Board, which shall be appointed by the Assembly
The Assembly must regularly, but at least once every five years, update its valuation roll. Where changes do not affect value, such as a change in ownership, the roll may simply be amended. Where changes comprise a change in value or the addition of a property to the roll, a supplementary roll must be prepared and published.
In circumstances where a property:-
To give people the opportunity to object to the values assessed in respect of the changed or added properties
A notice will be sent to each registered property owner whose property appears in a supplementary roll, informing him of the value which has been assessed in respect of the property.
Property rate bills are released at the beginning of every year
The properties are liable to be sold at Tax Sale