The Government has agreed that Level 5 as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will apply nationally until January 31st 2021. The Government has clearly stated that there is an absolute need to minimise the level of mobility and congregation of people in order to reduce all opportunities for transmission of the virus.

Consequently, and in line with current public health guidance, the Offices of Offaly County Council are closed for walk-in services to support this reduced mobility policy.

Public access cannot be facilitated during LEVEL 5 restrictions. Therefore, Offaly County Council services will be available by telephone, email, online post and only where absolutely necessary and in exceptional circumstances by appointment. Please read latest information.

Central Revenue Collection

  • Covid 19 Rates Support Measures

    Offaly County Council is aware of the potential issues and unprecedented challenges facing ratepayers impacted by the current COVID–19 crisis. On Tuesday the 24th March the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government issued a statement relating to commercial rates and Covid-19. This is available at: Businesses in the County should contact the Council’s Rate Department or Revenue Collector to discuss their individual situations and agree appropriate arrangements. During this time of crisis and national public health emergency the Council continues to deliver essential services such as housing and homeless services, fire and emergency services, road maintenance and traffic safety, water supply and waste water treatment as well as waste and recycling services. Rates are a very significant source of income to this Council and it is critical that Ratepayers who can pay their commercial rates should continue to do so in the normal way. Please contact your local Revenue Collector as listed below:

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  • Covid 19 Waiver of Commercial Rates

    A 100% waiver of commercial rates applies for a 6-month period from 27 March 2020 to 27 September 2020 to all ratepayers except a small number of categories. The waiver will be applied as a credit in lieu of rates for the 6-month period covered in 2020. These excluded categories are mainly utilities, banks, large supermarkets and corporates (as below). The full waiver applies to over 100,000 ratepayers.

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  • Commercial Rates

    Rates are payable only on commercial properties. Rateable Valuations are set by the Commissioner of Valuations. The Rateable Valuation is used to determine the level of commercial rates payable by each ratepayer. Properties liable as commercial are identified through Planning Permission issues, Commencement Notices and Revenue Staff Officers who are working in the field.

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  • Contact the Revenue Collector for your area

    Contact details for Revenue Collectors

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  • Business Incentive Scheme

    Information on the Commercial Rates Business Incentive Scheme

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  • Rates Rebate Scheme

    Information on the Rates Rebate Scheme

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  • Duty of owners and ratepayers in relation to transfer of property

    Local Government Reform Act 2014 - New duty on Owners/ratepayers in relation to a transfer of property

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