County Cork is paying household charge

Cork County Council confirmed today (14th August) that over €100 million has been received to date from 990,459 households nationally in payment of the Household Charge.

“I would like to thank people in County Cork who have paid the Household Charge and I am encouraged by the number of citizens who continue to pay the charge”, says County Manager Martin Riordan. “Cork County Council will use the proceeds of the Household Charge to maintain essential local services. This money is critical to fund essential local services like water; roads; open spaces and leisure amenities; libraries; planning and development; fire and emergency services;– all facilities that benefit everyone in the community”. Martin Riordan is 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 Cork County Council in July. A second data set is due for completion in September with further letters being issued by Cork County Council then. This local authority 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.

You can also drop in your completed form and payment to: Cork County Hall, the Council’s Divisional Offices in Mallow, Clonakilty and Skibbereen and the Town Council offices in Clonakilty, Cobh, Fermoy, Kinsale, Macroom, Mallow, Midleton, Skibbereen and Youghal for transmission to the Household Charge Bureau.

For further information and FAQs log on to www.householdcharge.ie or LoCall 1890 357357

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