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​​Ratio means the relationship between the cent amount in the Rand applicable to residential properties and non-residential properties. Residential property included in a valuation and non-residential properties.  Residential property means a property included in a valuation roll (as residential) in respect of which the primary use or permitted use is for residential purposes.​

​​City of Johannesburg Property Rates Ratios:​
CategoryRatio for 2020/2021
Agricultural Business1:2.5
Agricultural Other1:1
Agricultural Residential1:1
Business & Commercial1:2.5
Consent Use1:2
Education1:0.25
Farming1:0.25
Mining1:2.5
Multiple Purpose Business1:2.5
Multiple Purpose Residential1:1
Municipal0
Private Open Space1:0.25
Public Open Space1:0.25
Public Service Infrastructure1:0.25
R.E. of Township1:2.5
Religious0
Residential1:1
Sectional Title Business1:2.5
Sectional Title Other1:1
Sectional Title Residential1:1
State1:1.5
Vacant Land1:4
Category of ownership 
Public Benefit Organisations1:0.25
Penalty tariff​​ 
Unauthorised use1:6​