A lack of definitive figures to set council rates has been labelled disappointing by the Meander Valley Council mayor.
Without the figures Tasmanian councils will set their rates through gazetted figures from the Valuer General.
Every six years property prices in each municipal area are reevaluated to allow councils to set rates at an appropriate level.
A Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment spokesman said Break O'Day, George Town, Northern Midlands and Meander Valley, Brighton, Burnie, Central Coast, Circular Head and Clarence councils have all been completed and the data provided to the councils.
"Adjustment factors have been gazetted for the remaining 20 municipal areas effective for the 2019-2020 rating year," the spokesman said.
However, some councils claim they still do not have the full details they need to set rates.
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Meander Valley Council received some data from the valuer general, but said there were omissions. The council was told it did not matter because they were not the final figures, but have not received any further information.
That data is needed to set rates, which should be done by June. Mayor Wayne Johnston said with five new councillors who campaigned on keeping rates low, it would be difficult to set the rates without the information.
"It's disappointing. It only happens once every six years, so I don't know how it's not done," he said.
The DPIPWE spokesman said all the required information had been provided to councils as far as the department was aware, and would work with councils to resolve any issues.
West Tamar mayor Christina Holmdahl said the valuer general had not completed the scheduled reevaluation for the area, so council had gazetted adjustment figures for the coming financial year.
"These adjustment factors are designed to minimise large fluctuations to valuations that can sometimes occur between reevaluation," she said. "They normally represent the estimated market movement for an area or a suburb and that takes into account the class of property."
West Tamar council has not delayed setting its rates and gazetted reevaluations proposing a 2.75 per cent rise.
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