Introducing your rate bill

You can see important information on your rates bill at a glance.

Information on your rates bill

On your rates bill, you can see:

  • your rates bill account details
  • your full address, including townland
  • the amount you must pay
  • any exemptions, reliefs or allowances

LPS can only discuss the rates bill with the person named on the rates bill or someone authorised to act on their behalf. If you want someone to act on your behalf, download and complete a Third Party Authorisation form. Send the form to your local LPS rating office.

You can use the links below to get a full explanation of your rates bill and to see the rates information leaflet that comes with your rates bill:

Paying your rates bill

LPS issues annual rates bills at the beginning of April.  Your rate bill is based on rates assessed from 1 April to 31 March.  

When you receive your domestic rates bill, you're responsible for paying the full amount within the rates year.  You can make one payment for the full amount or spread payments over ten months.  

If you're a householder getting full rates Housing Benefit, you don't get a rates bill.

Change of property owner 

When the person responsible for paying the rates bill changes, for example if a property is sold, LPS will reassess the rates. You will only be billed for the period you own or live in the property. To avoid a back dated rates bill, you should tell LPS as soon as a change takes place.

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