Covid-19 Rates Waiver Appeal 2021


Extension of Commercial Rates Waiver to Second Quarter 2021

The Government announced a new Rates Waiver Scheme on 27th January 2021. In March the Government agreed an extension of this scheme which will apply to specific businesses for the 2nd Quarter 2021 as a continued support response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The value of the waiver is the equivalent value of 25% of the annual rate bill for 2021. There is no application process for the rates waiver as Roscommon County Council will automatically apply the waiver to eligible rate accounts.


Excluded Categories

 It is important to note that there are some categories of businesses which were included in the 2020 Waiver Scheme but are now excluded in the new scheme.


Further details and the categories of business eligible and non-eligible for the waiver are available on the following links: 

Rates Waiver Categories.pdf (size 974.4 KB)

Rates Waiver - Frequently Asked Questions.docx (size 18 KB)


Appeal Process

In recognition of the fact that there may be ratepayers excluded from the waiver that were severely impacted by the pandemic, anonline appeal processis available. Go to https:\\ to complete the online appeal form.

 You will be asked to Login or Register an Account to Continue

Please note if a rate account in an excluded category has received provisional approval for the Rates Waiver Quarter 1 2021, there is no requirement to re-apply for this second quarter waiver.


Closing date for appeals is 5.00pm on Friday 2nd July, 2021.

Should you have any queries in relation to the Rates Waiver 2021 please contact the Rates Team on 090 66 32555 or e-mail:


Signed:           Martin Lydon,

                       Director of Services