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How Do I Apply For Vacancy Relief?

If you wish to apply for vacancy relief, you are required to complete a vacancy relief application form.  Forms are available to download below  or by emailing

Any vacancy relief will be applied on the account after the end of the financial year in accordance with the relevant governing legislation[1] and subject to the following:

  • Receipt of the vacancy relief application form.
  • Inspections of the property.
  • Submission of required documentation e.g. confirmation that premises is available for letting/undergoing additions/amendments.
  • Recommendation from the relevant Revenue Collector in the area.
  • Approval by the Head of Finance.
[1] Section 14 of the Local Government Act 1946 as amended by Section 31 of the Local Government Reform Act 2014 (to commence 1st June 2014).



Vacancy relief application form - vacancy or refurbishment

File Size: 51KB - Document Type: MS Word

Vacancy relief application form - derelict property

File Size: 49KB - Document Type: MS Word