Rates to be revalued in Co Wicklow
The Valuation Office, the State property valuation agency, has commenced the process of posting Proposed Valuation Certificates to commercial and industrial ratepayers in County Wicklow.
It is part of the revaluation of all non-domestic property in Ireland which is currently underway through a programme known as the National Revaluation Programme.
It is important to note the proposed valuation entered on the Proposed Valuations Certificate is not a bill for rates but is a statement of the proposed valuation on which rates will be calculated from January 1, 2020.
The Annual Rate of Valuation (ARV) is set by the Local Authority and current indications are that the ARV for 2020 could be 0.228.
The ARV of 0.228 is an indicative figure set by Wicklow County Council to provide ratepayers with an estimation of what their 2020 rates liability may be and is subject to change prior to the issuing of final Valuation Certificates by the Valuation Office in September 2019.
Any rate payer who is dissatisfied with any of the particulars on their PVC can submit representations to the Valuation Office within 40 days from the date of issue of their certificate
The Valuation Office will also be holding 'Walk In' Clinics in each of the Municipal Districts in County Wicklow following the issuing of Proposed Valuation Certificates.
Two clinics take place on Tuesday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. and will be located in the Wicklow County Council County Buildings, Station Road, Wicklow town and Bray Municipal District Offices, Bray Main Street.
Greystones Municipal District and Arklow Municipal district host clinics on Wednesday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Finally, Baltinglass Municipal District Civic Offices, Blessington Business Park, host a rates clinic on Thursday, March 28, also from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.. A similar process is taking place in other areas such as Cavan, Fingal, Louth, Meath, Monaghan, Tipperary and Wexford.