The six-month period during which further NPPR late penalties cease to accumulate in respect of non-compliant properties is due to expire at midnight this Sunday 31st August 2014. Persons wishing to settle their liability may do so online at www.nppr.ie
"Significant numbers have paid the NPPR liability since March 1st and many more payments are being processed at present," explained a spokesperson for the Council.
The spokesperson continued: "Limerick City and County Council is aware that many more people want to settle their NPPR liabilities before the expiry of the deadline this weekend. Some people may need to clarify aspects of the liability and as a consequence significant numbers of people are making contact by telephone to the Council offices. Due to the huge increase in the numbers calling local authority offices, not all callers will get through and we apologies for this inconvenience."
Any person who wishes to settle their NPPR liability and cannot get through to local authority offices by telephone can have further late penalties frozen by making contact with either the National Bureau by e-mail at email@example.com or by making contact with Limerick City and County Council (061 496237 /496479/496237 firstname.lastname@example.org)
Any person who doesn’t have access to e-mail may correspond in writing with the Council (Finance, Limerick City and County Council, Dooradoyle, Limerick) by the deadline of 31st August. Staff dealing with the NPPR liability will make contact as soon as possible after 1st September to make the arrangements for settling the liability.
The Council spokesperson added that the local authority will continue to deal with all cases presented to it on an individual basis taking into account the circumstances of the property owner.
People requesting additional information should visit the website www.nppr.ie where the charge can be paid or registration forms downloaded.