Cork City Council has thanked people in each household who have paid the Household Charge and said they are encouraged by the number of citizens who have paid to date. With the national collection figure at over 50%, City Manager Tim Lucey highlighted the importance of the collection of the €100 household charge for the maintenance of essential public services in the city and requested those liable who have not paid the charge to do so as soon as possible.
The City Manager stated, “The €100 household charge provides part of the finance for the Local Government Fund. The collection of the charge is critical to enable this Council to continue to provide local essential services including fire and emergency, roads, water, housing, parks, libraries and our arts programme. Your support for your city 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”
With penalties and interest the charge payable will be €111 until the end of April and will continue to rise.
The City Manager advises 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.
For further information and FAQ’s log on to www.householdcharge.ie or LoCall 1890 357357.