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Notice is hereby given that the audit of the accounts of the above named local government organisation for the financial year ended on the 31st day of December, 2017 will be commenced by Mr Daragh McMahon, Local Government Auditor, on 7th day of  August 2018.


In accordance with article 17 of the Local Government (Financial and Audit Procedures) Regulations 2014, objections to any matter or matters contained in the said several accounts will be considered by the Local Government Auditor during the audit.


Written notice of any proposed objection, setting out the relevant particulars and grounds on which it is to be made, should be sent to the above Local Government Auditor at Wicklow County Council, County Buildings, Wicklow, Co Wicklow within ten days of the commencement of the audit.


The annual financial statement will be available during office hours for the inspection of all persons for a period of seven days before the commencement of the audit.


Dated this      18th day of July 2018


Frank Curran

Chief Executive

Wicklow County Council


Notice of Consideration of Setting a Local Adjustment Factor


The Finance(Local Property Tax) Act 2012 (as amended), makes specific provision that elected members of a local authority may pass a formal resolution to vary the basic rate of the Local Property Tax for their administrative area by a percentage known as the local adjustment factor.  At the meeting set by Wicklow County Council to consider this matter, the members may set a local adjustment factor within the range of +/- 15% of the basic rate, or, may decide, not to adjust the basic rate.

Wicklow County Council will meet in September 2018 to consider the setting of a local adjustment factor.

Wicklow County Council welcomes written submissions from the public on this matter specifically covering the potential effects of varying the basic rate of the Local Property Tax on businesses, individuals and on local authority services,


Submissions must be received by 12 noon on 24th August 2018 and be sent to:

LPT Consultation

c/o Finance Department

Wicklow County Council

County Buildings

Wicklow Town


Email the following:


Signed: Frank Curran

Chief Executive

Wicklow County Council

Dated: 11th July 2018



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