The Government has agreed that Level 5 as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will apply nationally until April 5th 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.

Rates Revaluation

National Revaluation Programme Update

Revaluation of commercial and industrial properties in County Offaly has been completed. Proposed Valuation Certificates have been issued to Commercial and Industrial ratepayers in Offaly County Council rating authority areas. Revaluation will improve equity, uniformity and transparency in local authority rating system.

The purpose of a revaluation is to bring more equity, uniformity, fairness and transparency into the local authority rating system. Following revaluation there will be a much closer relationship between the rental value or valuation of a property and its commercial rates liability.

The new valuations will be published in September 2017 and come into effect for rating purposes from 2018.

On 3 March 2017 Proposed Valuation Certificates were issued to all ratepayers in Offaly. An estimate of your rates liability for 2018 can be computed as follows:

  • A. Take the value set out in the Proposed Valuation Certificate received from the Valuation Office e.g. €15,000.
  • B. Take the indicative Annual Rate on Valuation (ARV) for 2018 of 0.26
  • C. Multiply A x B giving your estimated rates liability for 2018 e.g. €15,000 x 0.26 = €3,900.

It should be noted that the ARV is indicative only. It is based on the total value of proposed valuations for Offaly as calculated and advised by the Valuation Office and may be subject to change, at the conclusion of the revaluation process.

Further information

There is further information on revaluation available on the Valuation Office website www.valoff.ie. You can also email specific queries to Reval2017@valoff.ie or by telephone on 01-817 1033 or LoCall: 1890 531 431

Walk In Clinics

Walk-in Clinics to be held in three venues and valuation office staff will be present to answer queries relating to the recent issue of Proposed Valuation Certificates for Reval 2017. They will explain the revaluation process and offer guidance on making representations. Details of locations and times are posted here.

Related document(s)

Useful contacts

Call any of the following staff at:

  • Offaly County Council Rates Department (057) 9357408
  • Oliver Nolan 087 4145024
  • Marguerite Madden 086 7705812
  • Emma Molloy 087 7101823
  • Aileen Hayden 087 6053207
  • Audrey Nevin 087 3621078

If a ratepayer accepts that the valuation set out in the Proposed Valuation Certificate is correct, they do not need to respond to the Valuation Office. If a ratepayer is dissatisfied with his or her proposed valuation or any of the details contained in the Proposed Valuation Certificate he or she should make "representations" to the Valuation Office within 40 days of the date of issue of the said Certificate. If making representations, an occupier must provide clear reasons and supporting evidence to justify any proposed changes, including an alternative valuation. Ratepayers will also have the right to appeal their valuation subsequently to the Valuation Tribunal, an independent body set up for that purpose. Read More...