Clare County Council is reminding owners of second properties, holiday homes and rental properties that they have just under 3 months discharge their NPPR (Non Principal Private Residence) liability before additional penalties of over 50% are added to the charge.
Introduced as part of the Government’s Local Government (Charges) Act 2009, the annual NPPR charge of €200 per property applies to each year during the period from 2009 to 2013. In order to maximise compliance and encourage payment of outstanding NPPR charge arrears, section 74 of the Local Government Reform Act 2014 provides for a period, from 2nd March 2014 to 31st August 2014, during which time no new late payment penalties will be applied to existing NPPR liabilities.
A Clare County Council spokesperson urged that anyone in doubt regarding their obligations should make immediate contact with their County or City Council as the punitive penalties will be automatically applied from 1st September, 2014.
“Non-compliant owners should take advantage of the period from now until 31st August 2014 to regularise their situation. While the NPPR is a self declaration charge the Council is anxious that property owners avoid any further unnecessary penalties being applied,” the spokesperson added.
Persons in doubt about the liability of their property should contact Clare County Council, New Road, Ennis, Co. Clare, at 065 6821616 or email@example.com. Further information also is available from the website www.nppr.ie where the charge can be paid or registration forms downloaded.