Notice of Rates having been made


Notice is hereby given that County Rates have been duly made on the property rateable thereto in the above named County Health District of Offaly.  The annual rates on valuation (formerly rates in the pound) for the ordinary expenditure of Offaly County Council for service of the year ending on 31st December, 2016 is as follows

                        66.00   -   Offaly County Council (including Edenderry Urban)

                        66.00   -   former Tullamore Town Council

                        66.00   -   former Birr Town Council

In accordance with Section 29 of the Local Government Reform Act, 2014, the Base Year Adjustments are to be applied for the local financial year ending on the 31st December, 2016 in the following manner.

Base Year Adjustment (BYA)
Column 1Column 2
Offaly County Council (including Edenderry Urban)-  €6.1561
Former Tullamore Town Council+  €0.1962
Former Birr Town Council+  €0.1517

The Base Year Adjustments (BYA) in Column 2 of the table above, calculated by reference to the annual rate on valuation adopted by Offaly County Council at the statutory budget meeting of 23rd November, 2015, shall be applied as a discount or levy (as the case may be) to rate bills to be issued to ratepayers in the specified areas identified in Column 1 of the table above.

The rate book is now in my custody and may be inspected by any person affected thereby at the offices of Offaly County Council, Áras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore between 10.00am - 1.00pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Bank/Public Holidays.

Under Section 7(1) of the Local Government (Financial Provisions) Act, 1978 any person who is aggrieved at the failure of a Rating Authority to make him/her an allowance under that Act or who believes that he/she is entitled to a different allowance to that made, may within 2 months of the date of making the rate request the Rating Authority in writing to grant the appropriate allowance.   In case the request is not complied with within 28 days the person may within 4 months of the date of the making of the rate apply to the District Court to have the appropriate allowance made.

The above Rates were made on the 22nd January 2016.   Any request in respect of them under Section 7(1) of the Local Government (Financial Provisions) Act, 1978, must therefore be made to Offaly County Council not later than 21st March 2016.   Any application to the District Court under the same provision must be made not later than 21st May 2016.


Declan Conlon

Head of Finance

Offaly County Council

10th February, 2016