The Valuer-General ensures that property valuations meet national standards.

The Valuer-General is responsible for:

  • regulating the rating valuations industry
  • administering the Valuers Registration Board, which is responsible for occupational regulation of registered valuers and issues practising certificates
  • ensuring district valuation rolls, used by Territorial Authorities for rating purposes, are maintained to minimum standards (this is done by auditing and monitoring against the Rating Valuations Act, regulations and rules).

The Valuer-General is ex-officio chair of the Valuers Registration Board and sits on the council of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers.