Local Property Tax

Local Property Tax (LPT) is a tax payable on the market value of residential property.  The charge which is administered and collected by the Revenue Commissioners, came into effect on the 1 July 2013.  A half-year payment was due in 2013, with a full-year payment due from 2014 onwards.






The Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2012 (as amended), makes specific provision that Elected Members of a local authority may pass a formal resolution to vary the basic rate of the Local Property Tax for their administrative area by a percentage known as the Local Adjustment Factor.

This means that Fingal County Council can increase or decrease the basic rate of the Local Property Tax within the County by a maximum of +/-15%, or leave it unaltered.

At the meeting of Fingal County Council held on 10TH September 2018, to consider this matter, the Members agreed to reduce the basic rate of Local Property Tax applicable within the County by 10%.  This reduction applies for a period of one year from the 1st November 2018 (liability date) to the 31st October 2019 and the 2019 Local Property Tax charge payable by property owners for 2019, within the County reflected this reduction.  The Local Property Tax rate reverts back to its original basic rate on the 1st November 2019, unless a further decision is made by the Elected Members to retain the existing variation or apply an alternative variation.


Why are we consulting?

The Council will meet in September 2019 to consider the setting of a Local Adjustment Factor for 2020.  Members must decide whether to retain the variation agreed in 2018, agree an alternative variation, or apply no variation.

The Council welcomes submissions from the public on this matter specifically covering the potential effects of retaining the existing variation, or applying an alternative or no variation, on businesses, individuals and on local authority services.


Would you like to make a submission?

The period for submissions is from Tuesday  2nd July 2019 to 12 noon Friday 2nd August 2019. 

You can make a submission by doing one of the following:




  • submitting a hard copy of the survey to:

LPT Submissions

Finance Department

Fingal County Council     

County Hall


Co. Dublin


Hard copies of this survey will be made available at Fingal County Council’s Public Libraries, County Hall, Swords and Civic Offices, Blanchardstown.

Further information:

Phone numbers:     8905332 / 8905339 / 8905455 / 8905326

Links:   Local Property Tax 2020: Frequently Asked Questions

All submissions, including the names and addresses of those making submissions to the Council, will form part of the statutorily required report to be presented to a meeting of Fingal County Council.

They will also be included in the minutes of that meeting and will appear on the Council’s Website.