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Commercial Rates

Commercial Rates is a local commercial property tax which part funds the expenditure programmes of Cork County Council. Rates are charged on commercial properties such as shops, offices, factories, warehouses, hotels, licensed premises etc.

The income raised by Rates helps to provide many of the services offered by Cork County Council. These include:

Economic Development – 1% of Rates collected is ring-fenced for the Council's Economic Development Fund

Provision of Services to ‘Start Up’ companies including incubation units and supports from Local Enterprise Offices

Town Development Fund - €1 million set aside each year

Local and Community Development

County road maintenance and improvement

Fire Brigades and related services

Planning control

Parks, amenity areas and playgrounds

Libraries and mobile libraries

Town and Village renewal

Beach Life Guards

Disclaimer: The Information provided below is for guidance purposes only, and is not intended as a definitive legal interpretation of the relevant governing legislation.

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