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Strong Customer Authentication (SCA)

How you use your payment card online has changed from 1st January, 2021

Here at Westmeath County Council, you will notice some changes when using your payment card on our website.

You will be asked to provide additional verification to confirm it’s really you using your card. This is an extra layer of security called Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) and is being rolled out in order to keep your card safe and secure, in accordance with the EU Payments Services Directive 2 (PSD2).

SCA requires banks to check that payments are being made by the correct cardholder and not a fraudster, by asking customers for additional methods of identification such as; cardholder address/mobile number/email address.

We have been asked by your bank to facilitate these security checks. If you experience any difficulties while authorising your payment to us, please contact your own bank as you may need to update your cardholder address/mobile number/email address on their records.

Motor Tax, Roads & Transport

Building Control

Commerical Rates

Dog Licence

Note for service users:

Registering and renewing of dog licences is no longer available on lineLifetime dog licence (€140) and General Dog licences (€400) can be obtained from the Environment Department.

Housing Loans & Property Tax

Planning

  • Planning fee payment option

By Direct Debit

Directly into our bank account: Bank Of Ireland, Pearse Street, Mullingar Sort Code: 90-18-53 Account Number: 15756011 Please ensure you quote details of your payment i.e. invoice number or customer number.

In Person

Over the Counter in our offices in Mullingar, Athlone, Castlepollard  during the hours of 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday (including lunch time) by cash, credit or debit card, postal order, money order, or cheque with bank guarantee card.