Commercial Rates - How to Pay

Commercial Rates - How to Pay

Rates are a Commercial Charge levied by Local Authorities on the occupiers of commercial and industrial property. Local Authorities collect rates based on property valuations issued by the Valuation Office.

2021 Rates

County Meath Rates for 2021

You will be sent a rate demand, informing you of your commercial rates for the coming year. This amount is broken into two moiety's or instalments. The first instalment is due on receipt of the rate demand. The second instalment is due on the 1st July each year.

How to Pay

Online Payment - pin number required, please contact the Rates Office @ 046-9097455

Pay your Commercial Rates Online

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Direct Debit

To pay by Direct Debit, simply complete the direct debit form supplied with your rate demand, and send to Local Authority office.

Arrangement with Revenue Collector

A Payment Plan may be arranged with your Revenue Collector / Account Manager.

Cash Desk

You can pay at the cash desk at your Local Authority office.


You can send a cheque to your Local Authority office.

Debit or Credit Card (only available at Cash desk Buvinda House and Cash desk Trim Area Office)

Telephone your Local Authority office to pay by debit or credit card.

Payments Cards

You can pay at any Post Office or PayPoint outlet.

2021 Business Support Scheme 

Details of the above scheme are now available - Business Support Scheme

Responsibility for Payment of Rates

The occupier of a premises is legally liable for payment of Rates on the premises. If the occupier vacates the property, Meath County Council must be notified. Please See Property Transfer Duty - Section 32 for more information

Non-Payment of Rates

Failure to pay your Rates by the specified period will result in legal proceedings being issued, followed by a Court Summons. The Council may register a judgment mortgage on the property, or in extreme cases apply for a committal order.


For further information or assistance on Commercial Rates, please contact:

Rates Office
Buvinda House
Dublin Road
Co Meath

Tel: 9097480
Fax: 046-9097001