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.

2024 Rates

County Meath Rates for 2024

You will receive a Rates Bill, informing you of your commercial rates for the coming year. The amount is due on receipt of the rates bill.


How to Pay


Online Payment

Pay your Commercial Rates Online

Íocaíocht Ar Líne

Íoc do Rátaí Tráchtála Ar Líne   

How to get started

  • Enter your customer number and request a temporary password which will be posted to your customer address.
  • When you receive the temporary password, return to the portal and complete your registration.


  • Easy to use portal to make payments.
  • Receive emailed receipts.
  • View transactions and balance on account.
  • Download and print statements.


Direct Debit

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

Update: We wish to inform you that from January 2024 the direct debits will be processed for all our customers over a 10 month period, March to December, on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.


 Pay Via Local Authority Payment App 

Local Authority Payment App

This app can be accessed via smart phone, tablet or computer.

Features Include the following:-

  • Customer and mobile device friendly functionality
  • Easy & convenient way to Pay your Rates.
  • View your balance and recent transactions..

How to get started

  • Download the Local Authority Payment App from either Google Play for Android devices or the App Store for iOS devices.
  • Enter your customer number and request a temporary password which will be posted to your customer address.
  • When you receive the temporary password, return to the App and complete your registration.

Download the App now:

The Local Authority Payment App is available for both Android and iOS devices.

Get it for your Android device:

Google Play

Get it for your iOS device:

Apple Store



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.


2024 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 11 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