VOA rating list downloads
Welcome to our internet rating list download page. You can obtain a copy of our non-domestic rating lists and summary valuations from here. Downloads are available from this page free of charge.
Advanced users will also be able to benefit from using REST storage APIs, and developers from .NET.
If you have any questions or need advice, please use the get help link at the bottom of the page. You will also find general and technical guidance below.
Licencing terms and conditions
VOA rating list downloads are only available under our restricted licence terms and conditions. These are the same terms and conditions applicable to viewing rating list information online. An open government licence does not apply.
Downloads are available from this page free of charge. They may be passed on to third parties only after you have communicated to them clearly that our terms and conditions also apply to data you pass on. You may include links to our GOV.UK web pages where appropriate.
Dataset downloads and specification
The rating list and summary valution data is provided for the 2023, 2017 and 2010 list years, with the 2023 list being the live list as of 1 April 2023. Our epochs provide a snapshot of our rating lists and summary valuation data as at the end of a specific day. Rating lists change over their lifetime. List entries that are no longer shown in the current rating list are available in a separate file named "historic entries" (starting from epoch version "0002"). The files containing current and historic entries are included in the same compressed file download.
We intend to continue providing refreshed epoch datasets periodically. In between epochs we provide smaller "change update" files weekly. Change update files can be applied to the most recent epoch to produce an up to date version of the rating list and corresponding summary valuation data. The updates also explain changes and how they have been carried out.
Records are asterisk-delimited. Uncompressed files are ASCII encoded .csv type. Our technical guidance provides full details about how the data in the files is structured. Due to the number of records contained within each file, we recommend using a database product to load them into instead of Excel. Examples include Microsoft Access and MySQL. We invite your feedback about how to deliver our rating list datasets going forward. File names will include version numbering and show which change updates apply to which epoch. Using blob storage APIs, you will also be able to obtain directories of rating list files, their modification dates and initiate downloads automatically.
Downloads are free of charge. They are subject to our new restricted licence terms and conditions. To continue, you must confirm that you have read and accepted the new terms and conditions by clicking
Boundary Changes Guidance
There are four Billing Authorities that require changes to be applied to them from 1 Apr 2023. In order to identify records for these you will need to aggregate the records for the BA Codes that existed prior to 1 April 2023 as follows:
Cumberland (BA Code 0935 TBC) consists of:
- Allerdale 0905
- Carlisle 0915
- Copeland 0920
Westmorland and Furness (BA Code 0940 TBC) consists of:
- Barrow-in-Furness 0910
- Eden 0925
- South Lakeland 0930
Somerset (BA Code 3335 TBC) consists of:
- Mendip 3305
- Sedgemoor 3310
- Somerset West and Taunton 3330
- South Somerset 3325
North Yorkshire (BA Code 2740 TBC) consists of:
- Craven 2705
- Hambleton 2710
- Harrogate 2715
- Richmondshire 2720
- Ryedale 2725
- Scarborough 2730
- Selby 2735
There are two Billing Authorities that require changes to be applied to them from 1 Apr 2021. In order to identify records for these you will need to aggregate the records for the BA Codes that existed prior to 1 April 2021 as follows:
North Northamptonshire (BA Code 2840) consists of:
- Wellingborough 2835
- East Northamptonshire 2815
- Kettering 2820
- Corby 2805
West Northamptonshire (BA Code 2845) consists of:
- Daventry 2810
- Northampton 2825
- South Northamptonshire 2830
There is one Billing Authority that requires changes to be applied to it from 1 April 2019. In order to identify records for this Billing Authority you will need to aggregate the records for the BA Code that existed prior to 1 April 2019 as follows:
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BA Code 1260) consists of:
- Bournemouth 1250
- Christchurch 1210
- Poole 1255
There are two Billing Authorities that require changes to be applied backdated to 01 April 1996. In order to identify records for these BA Codes as follows:
Carmarthenshire (BA Code 6825) consists of:
- Carmarthen1 6825
- Carmarthen2 6828
- Carmarthen3 6829
Powys (BA Code 6850) consists of:
- Powys1 6850
- Powys2 6853
- Powys3 6854
Our technical guidance contains detailed information about the data in our downloads and how the records in them are arranged. We have also included supplementary tables of important and useful codes and their descriptions to help improve the overall quality of the datasets.
Our technical guidance
Please use the email link below to request help, suggest improvements or provide us with feedback.
You may find it useful to check our general guidance section for answers to common questions first.
Our technical guidance also contains detailed information about the data in our downloads and how the records are arranged.
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