Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (502)

Dessie Ellis

Question:

502. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if rates are payable on the old health centre and old swimming pool in Ballymun, Dublin. [31529/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

Local authorities are under a statutory obligation to levy rates on any property used for commercial purposes, in accordance with the details entered in the valuation lists prepared by the independent Commissioner of Valuation under the Valuation Act 2001. The Commissioner for Valuation has sole responsibility for all valuation matters, including determination under the Act of relevant property for the purposes of rates.

The Valuation Act 2001 comes under the aegis of my colleague, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.