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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

    2013-14 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 (2013)
  • 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. Printed copies are on sale at $254 per copy at the Publications Sales Unit of Information Services Department at Room 626, 6/F North Point Government Offices, 333 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong. Orders for purchase can be made by telephone at 2537 1910 or by e-mail at puborder@isd.gov.hk. You can download the order form from the website of Information Services Department at www.isd.gov.hk and submit the order online or by fax to 2523 7195.

  • 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
  • Volume 1 [Hong Kong Island and Kowloon] and Volume 2 [The New Territories] priced at $124 and $78 per copy respectively, can be purchased from the Publications Sales Unit of 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.

    Please note that the printed copy of the Names of Buildings Book for sale shows the information as at the time of printing in October 2011, but by clicking the picture of the publication, you can view the entries showing the updated position as at October 2013.

H. E-Update to Colleagues (Selected Issue)

  • E-Update
  • E-Update


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