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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. I have just opened a business.  What Rates do I pay?

This depends on whether it's a newly constructed property or an existing rated property.

Newly constructed premises will require to be valued by the Valuation Office before Rates become payable.  This involves an inspection of the premises by one of their qualified Valuers following which you will be notified of the proposed valuation.  There is an appeal procedure should you wish to avail of it - see the Valuation Act, 2001.

If you are taking over an existing rated property, then you will be liable for the existing Rates applicable to the premises.  Extensive alterations will involve a revaluation.  If you require information on the level of Rates applicable to that premises, you may contact either the Rates Office (094) 90 24444 or your local  Revenue Collectors 2018

Q. I have closed my business.  Is the property still liable for Rates?

Yes, Rates are payable on all valued commercial/industrial property.  However where such a property becomes vacant, the owner can seek a refund from the Local Authority of the rates paid provided it can be shown that, 1) the property was available for letting; or 2) the property was undergoing alteration, renovations or repairs.

Q. I am leasing a premises.  Who pays the Rates?  The owner or myself?

The occupier of a premises is legally liable for payment of Rates on the premises.  If the occupier fails to pay, the rates become the responsibility of the owner.

Q. What happens if I don't pay my Rates?

Failure to pay your Rates by the specified period will result in legal proceedings being issued, followed by a Court Summons.  The Council may also register the debt as a judgment mortgage on the property.

Q. What do I pay Rates for?

Your Rates form approximately 20% of Mayo County Council's income each year, to be spent on the provision of services, such as Roads, Housing, Environmental Controls, etc.  See our main website for more details.

Q. How can I pay my Rates?

Payment options are as follows – please quote your rate account number in all cases.

  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) to our bank account.

AIB, Castlebar
Sort Code:             93-70-88
Account:    19579000 (Mayo County Council – General 1)
IBAN:         IE98 AIBK 9370 8819 57900 00
BIC:           AIBKIE2D

  • The online –payments system is currently unavailable, pending upgrade.
  • By Standing Order – contact the Rates Section or local Revenue Collector for details.
  • By phone (094 9047435) to the Cash Desk at Áras an Chontae using your debit or credit card.
  • By cash at one of Mayo County Council offices.

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