KILKENNY Local Authorities have thanked those who have paid the HouseHould charge to date, as county manager Joe Crockett highlighted the importance of the payment to secure local government funding.
He added that the “unfortunate reality” is that the Local Authority needs the money to continue providing services.
Mr Crockett requested those liable who have not paid the charge to do so as soon as possible.
He said that “the €100 household charge provides part of the finance for the Local Government Fund which is worth €16.3m to Kilkenny Local Authorities this year.
“The collection of the charge is critical to enable Kilkenny Local Authorities to continue to provide local essential services including fire and emergency, roads, water, housing, parks, libraries and our arts programme. Your support for your county is both essential and appreciated. The unfortunate reality now is that we need this money to continue providing vital local services and it is money the government have made clear they do not have to give us,” said the county manager.
With penalties and interest the charge payable will be €111 until the end of April and will continue to rise. The County Manager advised citizens “to pay your charge as soon as possible so that you are not liable for further penalties”.
Payment of the charge and all penalties due can be made online at www.householdcharge.ie, by posting an application form to PO Box 12168, Dublin 1 or at your local authority office.
It can be paid at Kilkenny County Council, Motor Tax Office, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny.
For further information and FAQ’s log on to www.householdcharge.ie or LoCall 1890 357357