Rates (Jersey) Law 2005
Annual Returns – Notice to Owners
RATES (JERSEY) LAW 2005
ANNUAL RETURNS – NOTICE TO OWNERS
of land, houses, buildings and other structures
Each owner of land in the Parish of St. Ouen has been served with a notice to make a Return of all land, houses, buildings and other structures owned at 1 January 2021.
Any owner who has not received a notice and Return should contact the Connétable immediately.
By virtue of this Notice each owner shall be taken to have been served with a notice and it shall not be an excuse for non-compliance for an owner to show that a notice was not served on him.
Any person who fails without reasonable cause to make a Return by 15th January, 2021 is guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding £1,000. A person charged with this offence may be dealt with at a Parish Hall Enquiry and may accept a fine not exceeding £200.
Transfer of land: where ownership of land is transferred, written notice of the transfer of land must be given by both the former owner and the new owner to the Connétable within seven days of the date of transfer. A person who fails to do this without reasonable cause is guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding £10,000.
Change of name or address of owner or occupier: where an owner or occupier of property on 1 January 2021 changes his/her name and/or address the person must give notice to the Connétable within seven days of that change. A person who fails to do this without reasonable cause is guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding £1,000.