NON PRINCIPAL PRIVATE RESIDENCE ( NPPR ) CHARGE
OUTSTANDING LIABILITIES –NPPR CHARGE
The NPPR Charge applies to residential properties which are not used by the owner /s as his/her principal private or main residence e.g rental properties/holiday homes etc. The fact that a residential property is not occupied does not constitute an exemption fron this charge. The charge is levied on the ownership of property and not on occupancy. The liability period for the charge was between 2009-2013 but the charge including late payment fees still applies to liable properties which were not registered during that period and also to accounts with arrears that were not discharged. The charge was abolished by the Government at the end of 2013 to be replaced by the Local Property Tax. The aggregate liability and late payment fees for an unregistered liable property was increased from €4,220 to €7,230 on the 1-9-2014 in accordance with the Local Government Reform Act 2014.
Details of the NPPR charge including the list of exemptions can be located by accessing the website www.nppr.ie ( click on FAQs )
Payment Details: Payment of any outstanding full liability can be made by accessing www.nppr.ie – click on New Customer-Create Account ( Please note that your PPS number is required ) Your can also download the 2013 NPPR New Registration Form ( see link below ) and post it with the payment to either NPPR, P.O Box No 11654, Dublin 8 or NPPR Section, Galway County Council, Aras an Chontae, Prospect Hill, Galway.
Full details are provided by the Local Government (Charges) Act 2009
Payment of any arrears on an existing NPPR account can be made by accessing www.nppr.ie – click on Existing Customer ( Please note that if you have lost your PIN- click on the Lost Pin Button) Your can also download the 2013 NPPR Renewal Form ( see link below ) and post it with the payment to either NPPR, P.O Box No 11654, Dublin 8 or NPPR Section, Galway County Council, Aras an Chontae, Prospect Hill, Galway.
Contact Details: Galway County Council- contact details in regard to the NPPR charge.
Telephone: 091-509241, 091-509316 or 091-509171.
Letter: NPPR, Finance Dept, Galway County Council, Aras an Chontae, Prospect Hill, Galway.
Appeals Process: If you wish to make an appeal/complaint in regard to any aspect of the NPPR charge which affects you - you can do so:
- By Post: bysubmitting it in writing to Mr.S.Groarke, Administrative Officer, Finance Section, Galway County Council, Aras an Chontae, Prospect Hill, Galway or
- By e-mail: to email@example.com
If you are not happy with the response it will be referred to a nominated senior officer within the Finance Section who was not directly involved in the original decision.
If you remain unhappy with this response- you can contact the Office of the Ombudsman at :
Office of the Ombudsman,
Lower Leeson Street,
Tel: 01-6395600 Lo Call 01-6395674