How Rates are Calculated

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Your charge for commercial rates is calculated in the following way:

  • The ‘Rateable Valuation’  of your property
    …multiplied by…    
  • The ‘Annual Rate on Valuation’  (also referred to as ‘the multiplier’)
    …equals…      
  • Your Commercial Rates Charge.

‘Rateable Valuation’

Rateable valuations for all properties are determined by the Commissioner of Valuation  and set out in a Valuation List.

If you believe your Rateable Valuation is incorrect, you can submit a request for re-assessment.

‘Annual Rate on Valuation’

The ‘Annual Rate on Valuation’ (also referred to as ‘the multiplier’) is decided by Dublin City Council at its annual budget meeting. Please Note:  The Annual Rate on Valuation for 2020 is .268.

The Annual Rate on Valuation for 2020 was agreed at the most recent budget meeting on  November 25th, 2019.

An example of a commercial rates calculation:

  • €5,000 : Rateable Valuation
    …multiplied by…      
  • .268   Annual Rate on Valuation (for 2019)
  • €1,340 Your charge for commercial rates

For more information

The Rates Office has relocated to Block 1, Floor 8, Civic Offices.

Please note that access to the Rates Office is through Customer Services  on the  Ground Floor, Block 3 Civic Offices.

Office opening hours: 09.30 to 16.00

Tel: (01) 222 2171
Fax: (01) 679 3051 or (01) 222 2958
Email: ratesoffice@dublincity.ie  

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