Home owners in the county will not face an increase in Local Property Tax for 2017 following a decision taken by Members of Wicklow County Council.
Councillors voted at a special meeting on Monday (Sept 26th) to retain the Local Property Tax base rate at the 2016 level.
Last year the Members also agreed to retain the LPT base rate at the existing level which enabled the Council to provide additional funding for a number of different projects, including:
- Disabled Persons Grants
- Community Grants
- Economic Development and
- Additional funding for the five Municipal Districts.
The decision taken by the Members on Monday to retain the LPT rate for 2017 at the existing rate provides assurances to Wicklow home owners that there will be no increase in their Local Property Tax next year.
It will allow the Council greater flexibility in the allocation of resources in Budget 2017 towards the cost of providing much-needed essential services.