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Deferral of Rates

Deferral of Rates

Longford County Council will defer rates payments due from businesses most immediately impacted by COVID-19, primarily in the retail, hospitality, leisure and childcare sectors, for at least a 3 month period.

Longford County Council have long-standing relationships with ratepayers and will take particular account of the various pressures currently facing ratepayers, in terms of collection of rates and enforcement, in the sectors most impacted so far.

We will monitor the situation closely, as the categories of ratepayers impacted by the COVID-19 may change over time.

Engagement with ratepayers

Ratepayers are advised that if they have had to temporarily close or significantly curtail operations during the COVID-19 response period, they should contact Longford County Council immediately in relation to any rates payments falling due in the period to the end of June.

Longford County Council have always endeavoured to deal flexibly with Commercial Ratepayers experiencing payment difficulties, and offer a range of options such as payment by instalment, tailored payment plans, scheduled lump sum payments etc.

We will continue to offer this to all Rates Customers along, with the deferral to those businesses most immediately impacted and will deal with cases as sympathetically as possible.


To arrange a Commercial Rates Deferral please contact rates@longfordcoco.ie or your Revenue Collector.

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