Comments and complaints
We hope that our staff have dealt with you in a polite and efficient manner, as well as in line with the law relating to the local government functions for which we are responsible.
Although in the field of local taxation and electoral registration we cannot always bring about the outcome you want, we should be able to deal with your case fairly, knowledgeably, and courteously.
How to raise a complaint
The Highland & Western Isles Valuation Joint Board
16-18 Bank Street
If you are unable to download our form, please call us on 01463 575395 and select option 5. We can arrange to send a complaint form to you along with a copy of our Complaints Handling Procedure which can be found here. Forms and guidance are also available at any of our offices. Address information can be found here.
What happens next
Your complaint will be investigated by a senior staff member and you will be informed of the outcome. If you remain dissatisfied with our final decision or the way we dealt with your complaint, you can contact the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) to look into the matter. You can do this online at www.spso.org.uk/complain/form or call them on freephone 0800 377 7330. You can also write to the SPSO at the address below. You may wish to get independent support or advocacy to help you progress your complaint.
99 McDonald Road
(if you would like to visit in person, you must make an appointment first)
How can we improve our service?
Alternatively, you may simply wish to let us have a note of your comments and suggestions for improved services.
Annual complaints reports
Our Annual Complaints Reports from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 and 1 April 2022 to 28 February 2023 can be found below: