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Paying us

This page gives details of how and where you can pay for our services, including additional information on our major income streams.

How and Where can I pay?

You can pay for our services in a number of ways and at a number of locations.

Payment for our services can be made:

  • Online by credit or debit card
  • By Direct Debit [form under download it]
  • By Standing Order [form under download it]
  • 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.
  • At certain Post Offices and retail outlets using a card issued by us – contact us using the contact numbers on this page.
  • Over the phone by ringing (044)  9332000 using a credit or debit card.
  • By post to:  Accounts Receivable Section, Westmeath County Council, County Buildings, Mullingar using postal order, money order, or cheque with bank guarantee card.  Never send cash in the post and please remember to include details of your payment i.e. invoice number or customer number.
  • Over the Counter in our offices in Mullingar, Athlone, Castlepollard[include links to office locations] 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.


Rates are a local property tax payable on commercial/industrial properties the income from which is used to fund the provision of services.

 Rates Revaluation?

Meter Faults

If you want to report a meter fault, or if you have a meter query, please contact the Finance Section, (Water Rates) County Buildings Mullingar.

Housing Loans

Loan repayments are made by customers who have been granted a loan for the purchase or improvement of their home.

Housing loans applications are processed by the Housing Department

A mortgage arrears resolution process has been put in place by Westmeath County Council to assist borrowers in arrears or in pre-arrears.

Further information is available through the A guide to resolving your mortgage arrears problem (620kB) leaflet or by contacting The Arrears Team at financeaccountsreceivable@westmeathcoco.ie

Housing Rents

A weekly rent is payable by tenants in respect of accommodation provided by us.

The allocation of a local authority house is managed by the Housing Department.

Once issued the collection of the repayment is managed by the Finance Section.

What happens if I miss a payment?

The most common difficulty local authority tenants get into, is rent arrears. If for whatever reason you find you are falling behind with the rent, it is vital to talk to your local authority or housing association and explain your situation. It is in everyone's interest to sort the problem out, without having to evict you. But if you cannot pay your rent and you fail to do anything about it, you may end up losing your home.

If you are in financial difficulty, the local authority or housing association should be able to help you sort this out and pay a little bit off the rent arrears each week.

The Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) is a free, confidential service for people with debt and money management problems. Anyone from any background can experience debt and money problems and MABS staff are fully trained to help. The MABS service is available through the MABS offices located in Ennis and Shannon.

Non Principal Private Residence (NPPR) Charge

An annual charge of €200 is payable on non principal private residences to the local authority in whose area the property concerned is located.

For further information visit the NPPR website http://www.nppr.ie

Traffic Fines

Fines are payable for non-compliance with the traffic by-laws.

To pay for a Traffic Fine online visit http://www.westmeathcoco.ie/Online Payments/

Motor Tax

We collect motor tax and issue driving licences on behalf of Department of the Environment, Heritage & Local Government. Payment can be made online or at our offices in Mullingar and Athlone .

To pay your Motor Tax online visit http://www.motortax.ie

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