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Details of Commercial Rate changes since the Local Government Reform Act 2014.

Rates Revaluation 2019

Commissioner of Valuation John O’Sullivan signed the Valuation Order for the rating authority area of Wicklow County Council on Friday 6 October 2017, which signals the formal commencement of the revaluation of all commercial and industrial property in the county. The revaluation of Wicklow is part of a national programme to modernise the rateable valuation of all commercial and industrial property in Ireland. The purpose of revaluation is to bring increased transparency and more equity to the local authority rating system. Following revaluation, there will be a much closer and uniform relationship between the current annual rental values of commercial properties and their commercial rates liability.

As a first step, the Valuation Office will write to all owners/occupiers of rated properties per the Valuation Offices records, who will now be required to complete and return a Revaluation Information Form. All queries should be referred directly to Valuation Office rather than to Wicklow County Council.


Phone: (01) 817 1033

New duty on owners/ratepayers in relation to a transfer of property

Section 32 of the Local Government Reform Act 2014 says:

  • Property owners, or their agents, are obliged to notify the local authority where an interest in a rateable property is transferred and the person liable for rates changes
  • The person transferring the property, either the owner or occupier, must discharge all rates for which he/she is liable at the date of transfer

Failure to notify Wicklow County Council of a change in interest within 14 days of the transfer date may result in a penalty for non-compliance and the owner becomes liable for an amount that is equivalent to the level of outstanding liabilities (up to a maximum of two years' liability).

Read the full text of the Local Government Reform Act 2014 at


The Revenue Department
Wicklow County Council
Station Road
County Buildings

Phone: (0404) 20128