A certificate granted by a building control authority in respect of works on non-domestic buildings and apartments blocks which were commenced or completed without the necessary Fire Safety Certificate (FSC). The certificate may be granted with or without conditions or refused.
Submissions/observations must be made within 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt of the planning application. The five week period commences on the day that a planning application is received, such that the last day for receipt for an objection to an application received on Tuesday 1 November is Monday 5 December. If the last day of this five week period falls on a Saturday, Sunday or Public Holiday, submissions/observations can be accepted on the next working day.
For more information on the objections process please visit our Planning Objections Page
Rates are calculated by multiplying the valuation of your property by the annual rate on valuation (ARV). The Commissioner of Valuation is responsible for valuations and the Local Authority for the ARV. Both of these terms are clarified as follows:
Valuation: The valuation of property is determined by the Commissioner of Valuation. The basis of valuation is the Net Annual Value (NAV) i.e. the open market rental value of the property at a specified valuation date. For the purposes of revaluation in Dún Laoghaire the relevant valuation date was the 30th September 2005.
Annual Rate on Valuation (ARV): The "Annual Rate on Valuation" (formerly known as "the rate in the pound"), is in effect a multiplier, and it is determined by the Council at its Annual Budget Meeting. The "rate" is then made by the Chief Executive following a public notification process. The annual rate on valuation for 2017 is €0.1648. Both the valuation and ARV are shown on your rates bill and a sample calculation would be as follows:
Rateable Valuation x Annual Rate of Valuation = Rates
eg. €100,000 x €0.1648 = €16,480.00
The Local Enterprise Office promotes a range of financial supports to qualifying businesses based in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County. These include a Vacant Commercial Premises Scheme which was established to encourage new businesses to ocuppy commercial premises that have been vacant for a period exceeding 6 months.
Details of this and other financial supports are available at
You can pay your rates by the following methods:
By Direct DebitYou can pay your rates in monthly instalments over the course of one year.
By Bank Giro Credit Transfer/EFTA Bank Giro is attached to your Rate Demand.
Telephone 01 2054821 or 01 2054339 (maximum amount €5,000)
In personAt the Council’s Offices in Dún Laoghaire and Dundrum using Credit or Debit card. Maximum amount €5,000
If you are experiencing difficulty in paying your bill in full please contact us at 01 2054339.
Please note that Cash is not accepted at the Council's offices nor should it be sent through the post.
Under Schedule 4 of the Valuation Act the following are classed as non rateable and would therefore have no Commercial Rates due on them;
Not for profit Organisations
> Caring for sick people
> Art Galleries/Museums
Charitable Organisations (with the exception of Charity Shops)
From 1 July 2014, owners of rateable property are required to notify the relevant local authority when there is a change in the occupation of their property i.e. where a property is being sold or there is a change in occupier including where a property becomes vacant. Owners must complete a Section32 Form within 14 days of the change taking place. Owners who do not notify the local authority within 14 days will incur a financial penalty. This penalty is an amount equivalent to up to two years of outstanding rates from the previous occupier. Any penalty due and outstanding by an owner of relevant property due to non-notification will remain a charge on the property.
All ratepayers are reminded that they are legally required to pay all commercial rates due from them prior to their departure from a property or prior to the sale or transfer of an interest in a property. Any rates due and outstanding by an owner of relevant property will remain a charge on the property.
Section 32 Form click to download here http://www.dlrcoco.ie/sites/default/files/atoms/files/section_321.pdf