Over €100 million has been received to date from 990,459 households nationally in payment of the Household Charge.
Sligo County Manager Hubert Kearns thanked the people in County Sligo who have paid the charge and said he was encouraged by the number of citizens who continue to pay the charge”, which will be used to maintain essential local services.
‘This money is critical to fund essential local services such as public parks, open spaces and leisure amenities; planning and development; fire and emergency services; maintenance and cleaning of streets and street lighting – all facilities that benefit everyone in the community. We are appealing to owners of residential properties to register and pay the Household Charge as soon as possible so that services can be maintained.’
The Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) has advanced the process of analysing data to identify householders who have not yet registered and paid the Household Charge. The first data set was completed and letters were issued by Sligo County Council in July.
A second data set is due for completion in September with further letters being issued by the Council at that stage. The Council has legislative power to bring legal proceedings for an offence. However, before any proceedings are commenced, those who haven’t paid will be written to and given the opportunity to pay.
Payment of the charge and all penalties due can be made online at www.householdcharge.ie, by posting an application form to PO Box 12168, Dublin 1 or at your local authority office.
It can also be paid at:
For further information and FAQs log on to www.householdcharge.ie or LoCall 1890 357357