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Publications

The following publications prepared by the Department are available to the public free of charge or at a cost. The contents can be viewed by clicking the picture of the publication.

A. General Information on Rating and Valuation Department

  • Performance Pledge

    2014-15 Achievement
  • Performance Pledge
  • Free of charge
  • Annual Summary
    Previous Years
  • Annual Summary
    (2012 - 13)
  • Free of charge

    Please click here for summary statistics on
    Valuation List and Government Rent Roll.
  • Rating and Valuation Department - A Chronology
  • Rating and Valuation Department - A Chronology (6th Edition) July 1997
  • For viewing upon request

B. Rates and Government Rent

  • Your Rates and Government Rent
  • Your Rates and Government Rent
  • Free of charge
  • Who is responsible for paying rates and Government rent
  • Who is responsible for paying rates
    and Government rent
  • Free of charge
  • The History of Rates in Hong Kong
  • The History of Rates in Hong Kong
  • This book traces the origin of rates, the early and on-going development of the rating system.

    At $228 per copy, the book can be purchased from the Publications Sales Unit of the Information Services Department (ISD) at 2537 1910. You can also download the order form from the ISD website at http://www.isd.gov.hk/eng/bookorder.htm and submit it by fax to 2523 7195 or by e-mail at puborder@isd.gov.hk.

  • Property Rates in Hong Kong - Assessment, Collection and Administration
  • Property Rates in Hong Kong - Assessment, Collection and Administration
  • This book covers all facets of property rates and Government rent assessment, collection and administration, and is intended to be a reference for those wishing to learn more about rating valuation in general and the Hong Kong rating system in particular.

    At $246 per copy, the book can be purchased from the Publications Sales Unit of the Information Services Department (ISD) at 2537 1910. You can also download the order form from the ISD website at http://www.isd.gov.hk/eng/bookorder.htm and submit it by fax to 2523 7195 or by e-mail at puborder@isd.gov.hk.

C. Property Market Statistics

  • Hong Kong Property Review
    Previous Years
  • Hong Kong Property Review (2014)
  • Free of charge

    This is an annual publication reviewing the state of the property market in the previous calendar year. It contains quite substantial information and statistical data, compiled on a calendar year basis, including the stock, completions, take-up, vacancy and forecast completions (for 2 years) by main property types; average rents, prices and indices are also analysed by main property types.

    Apart from general commentaries of the property market, more than 50 tables are incorporated in the publication. Please click the picture of the publication to download its content.

    As a green measure, the department has ceased printing the Hong Kong Property Review from the 2014 edition onwards.
  • Hong Kong Property Review Monthly Supplement
  • Hong Kong Property Review Monthly Supplement
  • Free of charge

    For historical data series of various statistics in this publication, please refer to the Property Market Statistics Section

D. Landlord and Tenant

  • A Summary Guide on the Landlord & Tenant (Consolidation) Ordinance
  • A Summary Guide on the Landlord & Tenant (Consolidation) Ordinance
  • Free of charge

E. Property Information Online

  • Explanatory Leaflet of Property Information Online
  • Explanatory Leaflet of Property Information Online
  • Online enquiry on:
    • saleable area, age and permitted occupation purposes of domestic properties (excluding village type houses);
    • rateable values of properties contained in the Valuation Lists and/or Government Rent Rolls for the last three years of assessment; and
    • rates and/or Government rent accounts.
    Please click here (pdf) to access the leaflet of Property Information Online.

F. Display Building Numbers

  • Explanatory Leaflet for Display of Building Numbers
  • Explanatory Leaflet for Display of Building Numbers
  • Free of charge

G. Names of Buildings

  • Names of Buildings - Volume 1
    Hong Kong Island and Kowloon

    Names of Buildings - Volume 2
    The New Territories
  • Names of Buildings
  • Free of charge

    Please note that the Names of Buildings is updated half yearly. Please click the picture of the publication to download its content.

    Guideline for Advanced Search by Chinese Building/Street Name

    If you want to conduct a quick & comprehensive search by using Chinese building/street name, please press Ctrl + Shift + F to activate the advanced search function. If you are not using Internet Explorer, you may download and save the publication, use Adobe Reader to open the file and activate the advanced search function.

H. E-Update to Colleagues (Selected Issue)

  • E-Update
  • E-Update
  • Free of charge


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