Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council provides a broad range of services to residents, businesses and visitors to the County. These services are funded from income from Commercial Rates, grants, Local Property Tax and other income generated locally such as parking, housing rents, planning fees etc
Services such as parks, maintenance of cycle ways, roads and footpaths, beaches, street lighting, housing, libraries, environmental and economic development are funded from LPT Income. In addition, a proportion of the cost of providing social housing is also funded from LPT income.
LPT charges for 2024 will be based on the valuation of properties on 1st November 2021, as notified to Revenue. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council can increase or decrease the basic rate of Local Property Tax for properties in their area by a maximum of +/-15% or leave it unaltered.
In 2023 the LPT basic rate was reduced by the maximum permitted ie 15% resulting in a reduction of €8.6m of LPT income available to the Council to fund services. If the basic rate of LPT is reduced for 2024 a similar loss of income available to fund services will result.
The Council will meet on 9th October 2023 to decide whether to vary the basic rate of LPT for 2024.
The Council welcomes submissions from the public on this matter. You can make a submission here
You can make a submission by post to: Local Property Tax Submissions, Finance Department, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, County Hall, Dun Laoghaire or by Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for submissions is 15th September 2023.