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Non Principal Private Residences (N.P.P.R.) in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 

Finance and Economic Development

Have you paid your Non Principal Private Residence (N.P.P.R.) charge from 2009 to 2013? 


The Local Government (Charges) Act 2009 introduced a €200 annual charge for the owners of non-principal private residences.  The charge applies mainly to owners of private rental property, holiday homes and second homes as well as vacant residential property unless newly built but unsold, and that form part of the trading stock of a business.

Liability to pay the charge is assessed by owners themselves. Ownership of a Non Principal Private Residence (NPPR) on the 'liability date' (31st July in 2009 and 31st March in subsequent years) determines liability to pay the €200 charge.

Do you have a house in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s administrative area that is not your principal private residence?

If unpaid, the total amount outstanding in respect of charges and late payment fees from the 31 July, 2009, to the 31 August, 2014, is €7,230.00 in respect of each property (additional late payment fee of €20 in respect of each liable month and entire N.P.P.R. liability increased by 50%).

Significant numbers have paid the NPPR liability and many more payments are being processed at present.  The Council is conscious that many more people want to settle their NPPR liabilities.  Some people may need to clarify aspects of the liability. 

This Council is aware that certain people will not be in a position to discharge the entire liability in one payment and in such circumstances will accept a mutually acceptable payment plan.


Please get in touch and we will work with you to get your payments regularised.  Telephone 01 2054339, email or visit


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If you have any further questions please contact us at email or phone (01) 205 4747