How to apply

It costs $50 to make an application to the tribunal.

If your application proceeds to a hearing, you’ll also need to pay a $900 District Courts scheduling and hearing fee (external link)

What you must do before you apply to the tribunal

To lodge an objection to a valuation with the tribunal, you must first complain to your district council or Quotable Value.

What you need to send us

Fill in this form and send it to us, along with a copy of the council’s or Quotable Value’s decision about your complaint.

Objection to valuation [PDF, 262 KB]

Send your application to the tribunal nearest you

You must lodge your objection with the tribunal within 20 working days of being notified of the reviewed decision by your district council or Quotable Value. 

Find out more about deadlines, how to apply and what to expect [PDF, 98 KB]

Ways to pay the fee


You can pay the filing fee online using File and Pay, select Court type - Environment Court.

To file the documentation, you must post or deliver a physical copy to the Tribunal or your local court. You must include a copy of the File and Pay online receipt as proof of payment.

Please note: At this stage, File and Pay cannot accept online filing for tribunal applications.

Access File and Pay(external link)

Internet banking

To make your payment by direct credit, please use the bank account information and payment reference provided below.

The account name is: Ministry of Justice

The account number is: 03 0049 0001063 00

The reference is: You must quote the appeal name as a reference. Please include adequate identifying information with your payment (LVT location, valuation number or site address).

As long as the information included with the payment is the same information supplied to staff at the appropriate court, there should be no difficulty in verifying the receipt of fees.

By post

To send payment by post, you must include the completed credit or debit card form with your application and post to:

Auckland Land Valuation Tribunal
DX: CX10086

Credit or debit card fee payment form [PDF, 275 KB]

Note: Please do not email the form to us with your credit or debit card details. We cannot accept the form by email.

In person

Please contact the tribunal or your nearest court to confirm whether you can file your application and make the fee payment at the counter by EFTPOS, credit card, debit card or cash.

Claiming for public works

If you want to file a claim for compensation pursuant to the Public Works Act, you should seek legal advice due to the complexity of the claims.

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