Information regarding the Non-Principal Private Residence Charge (NPPR)

The Local Government (Charges) Act 2009 introduced a €200 annual charge on Non Principal Private Residences, payable by the owner(s) of the NPPR to the Local Authority in whose area the property concerned is located, over 2009 - 2013.  Liability dates were 31st July 09, and 31st March 2010, 11, 12 and 13.

The property market is getting busier.  As a vendor, it is your legal responsibility to ensure you have your NPPR certification in place in relation to sale or transfer of the property.

You should sort out your NPPR certification early in the sale or transfer process as it takes at least 10 days for Offaly County Council to produce the certification for even the simplest of NNPR queries.

There are two types of certification available;


A)   Exemption

Apply for Certification of Exemption using the following forms where the relevant criteria apply.

The form can be amended slightly if need be e.g. change to years of liability.

The applicant should provide the required details, and have their signature on the form legally witnessed.

The hard copy of the completed form should then be submitted back to this office with a request for processing of a Certificate of Exemption re same.


B)   Discharge

(1) Where you were liable for NPPR and have paid all fees, please send in your details eg. NPPR ID and the account payments will be checked prior to Cert of Discharge being processed.

(2) Where you were liable and have not paid the fees, please register your property directly with the NPPR Bureau.

No fees are accepted by Offaly County Council.  Fees must be paid directly to NPPR. 

To renew or register and pay for any residences that are liable for the NPPR charge please log on to the NPPR website



Table of rates

Fees and penalties now amount to the following amounts for each year.
















For more information regarding this charge please click on the link to view Frequently Asked Questions FAQ's (Language: English, File Format .DOC 57.9 KB).