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Reval 2019

The Valuation office will host additional Walk in Clinics as follows:

Wednesday 17th April 2019 , 10.00am - 4.30pm, Wicklow County Council, County Buildings, Wicklow Town,

Thursday 18th April 2019, 10.00am - 4.30pm, Bray Municipal District, Civic Office, Main Street, Bray, Co.Wicklow


The Valuation Office has recently undertaken a revaluation of all commercial and industrial property in County Wicklow. 

On March 15th 2019 the Valuation Office commenced the process of issuing Proposed Valuation Certificates (PVC) to Wicklow ratepayers.

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 1st January 2020.

Estimate of Rates Liability 2020
The amount of commercial rates payable in any year by a business is calculated by multiplying the valuation of the property, known as the Net Annual Value(NAV) by an Annual Rate on Valuation (ARV).

The Proposed Valuation is provided by the Valuation Office and can be found on your Proposed Valuation Certificate. 

The ARV is set by the Local Authority and current indications are that the ARV for 2020 could be 0.228. 

Therefore, in order to calculate your likely rates liability for 2020 you should multiply the Proposed Valuation by the Indicative ARV of 0.228.

Example: Proposed Valuation €10,000

                 Indicative ARV: 0.228

                 Likely Rates for 2020: €10,000 x 0.228=€2,280

Please note that 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(both dates will be clearly printed on the PVC).  The Valuation Office does not charge a fee for representations.

Additional information about the representations process can be found on the Valuation Office website,

Walk in Clinics

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.

Valuation Office staff will be present in each location from 10.00am to 4.30pm to answer queries relating to the Proposed Valuation Certificates for Reval 2019.  They will explain the revaluation process and offer guidance on making representations.  No appointment is necessary , however, please bring your Proposed Valuation Certificate along with you. 

Full details of the dates and locations of these clinics are as follows:

Wicklow County Council, County Buildings, Station Road, Wicklow Town - Tuesday March 26th
Bray Municipal District, Civic Offices, Main Street, Bray - Tuesday March 26th
Greystones Municipal District, Mill Road, Greystones - Wednesday March 27th
Arklow Municipal District, Castle Park, Arklow - Wednesday March 27th
Baltinglass Municipal District, Civic Offices, Blessington Business Park, Blessington - Thursday March 28th
Further Information

Further information on the Revaluation Process is available from the Valuation Office. 


Phone: (01) 8171033 or Lo-Call (1890) 531 431







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