Economic Development and Enterprise

COVID 19 Waiver of Commercial Rates - Rates Waiver Scheme

COVID 19 Targeted Waiver of Commercial Rates for Quarter 1 of 2022

In recognition of the continued impact that COVID 19 is having on businesses, a further targeted waiver of commercial rates has been put in place by government for quarter 1 of 2022. This waiver scheme is in essence an extension of the waiver scheme which applied in quarter 4 of 2021 and accordingly is a separate, standalone scheme from that which applied for quarters 1, 2, and 3 of 2021.

An application to Cork County Council is not required as Cork County Council has automatically applied the waiver for quarter 1 of 2022 to qualifying businesses, in the form of a credit in lieu of rates.

The value of the waiver is equivalent to 25% of the annual rate bill for 2022.

Please see detailed list of eligible categories of business below or the following link for download: Appendix B (pdf).


FAQ’s on the extended Rate Waiver Scheme Q.4 2021 are available on the following link for download: FAQ (pdf).

Contact details/queries on the scheme may be directed to your Area Collector (contact details on rate bill and rate reminder) or the Rate Collection Office at Tel: (021) 4285252.