Paying Your Rent

Paying Your Rent

How to pay your rent and how rents are calculated.

How to Pay Your Rent

There are 2 main ways to pay your rent to Meath County Council:

Household Budget Deduction (At Your Local Post Office)

If you are in receipt of a Social Welfare payment through the Post Office, you can set up a Household Budget deduction for payment of your rent.  Please contact the Rents Section to obtain the relevant form and further information.

Standing Order

Please download our Standing Order Form below:

Other payment options include:

Direct Debit:

Payments are processed on the first Tuesday of each month.

Please download our Direct Debit form below.

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 Rent.
  • View your balance and recent transactions..

How to get started

  • Download the Local Authority Customer 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




Pay Online

Pay your rent online

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.


Payment card:

You can use your Meath County Council payment card at any Post Office, Post Point or Payzone outlet

Cash Desk:

You can pay in person at the Cash Desk at Buvinda House, or at the Municipal District Offices in Trim, Kells, Dunshaughlin or Duleek.

You can also pay by telephoning the Cash Desk on 046-9097468.

Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday 9am – 5pm

Closed for lunch from 1pm – 2pm

How Rents are Calculated

Local Authority rents are based on a system called the "Differential Rents Scheme". This means that your weekly rent is based on the total household income in a manner which ensures that the amount charged is reasonable and does not lead to undue financial difficulties. The income of all members of your household will be added to the rent calculation and there may be deductions for any children in your family. Each local authority operates its own rent scheme. 

If there are any changes in your household, or in the income of any household member, you must contact the Rents Department immediately, so that a new rent assessment can be carried out.

Rent Arrears

If you are experiencing difficulties with your rent, contact the Rents Department immediately and discuss how best to tackle the problem.  The staff with be able to talk with you, carry out a new rent assessment if required, and make an agreed plan for paying rent and any arrears which you may have on your account.

If you refuse to come to a reasonable agreement, or if you do not keep to the agreed plan, the Council will serve a Tenancy Warning, and may proceed to take you to Court, seeking to evict you and take the house back for re-allocation to someone on our waiting list.

Contact Us

If you rent your home from Meath County Council, the Rents Department will assess your rent and deal with any queries you may have about your account, methods of payment and arrears.

Rents Department
Meath County Council
Buvinda House
Dublin Road
Co. Meath

Tel: 046-9097450


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