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Kildare County Council

Fire Service Charges/ Fees

The Fire Service charges for some of the services it provides. Fire charges are an important element in financing the Fire Service and they help fund the cost of providing the service.

 Fire Safety Certificate Applications

 The schedule of fees for Fire Safety Certificate applications can be found here

Charges for Fire Brigade Services

Fire charges will be levied against the beneficial owner of the property where the incident occurs.

Fire charges will not be levied where serious injury or a fatality occurred in the fire or where the building is known to be owned and operated for a charitable purpose. 

Pursuant to Section 35 (3) of the Fire Services Act 1981 and 2003 and the provisions of the Local Government (Financial Provisions)(No. 2) Act, 1983 and the Local Government Financial Provisions Act, 2000 the following Fire Service charges will be levied;

Operational Fire Charges

Chimney Fires €200.00
Attendance at fire within premises (Any premises, lands or agricultural facility etc.)
Less than 2 hours
Between 2 hours and 4 hours
In excess of 4 hours

€500.00
€1,000.00
€500.00 per hour or part thereof
Response to Alarm Activations €500.00
Hire of an appliance (non-emergency use). Operator provided. Minimum of four hour charge €200.00 per hour
Fire-Reports
Copy of existing report  (not charged in respect of a call that was billed)
 Fire report requiring inspection

€50.00
€200.00
Fire Service response into another Fire Authority Area The actual cost of the incident plus one third
Water Tanker Hire
Less than 4 hours
More than 4 hours

€200.00
The actual cost of the call plus one third

Dangerous Substances Act Licences

Processing fee €200.00 plus licence fee in accordance with Dangerous Substance Act Regulations 1979

Licence Applications

Licence Application (Including Dance, Club, Music & Singing, Gaming and Lottery, Transfer etc.) €200.00

Miscellaneous Costs

The Fire Service reserve the right to charge for attendance at miscellaneous incidents outside of the normal response of the Fire Service The actual cost of the call plus one third

Fire Service Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do once I receive an invoice?

How can I pay an invoice?

What if I didn’t call the Fire Brigade?

What if I do not have insurance and I can’t afford to pay the invoice?

What if I an not entitled to a waiver and I still can’t pay?

If I need more information, who do I contact?


What should I do once I receive an invoice?

If your property is covered by insurance, you are advised to contact your insurance company as you may be covered for Fire Brigade charges on your policy.

How can I pay an invoice?

There are a number of different payment options for Kildare Fire Services charges:

  • Detach the remittance slip from the bottom of the invoice and post it with your payment to the Finance Section, Cash Office, Kildare County Council, Aras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare
  • To make a payment in person you can call to the Cash Officer, 2nd Floor, Aras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare.  The Cash Office is open Monday to Friday from 09.30-16.30 hrs.
  • To make a payment by Laser/ Credit Card, you can attend the Cash Deck in person or contact them by phone at 045 980606.  Please be able to quote your Invoice Number and Customer Number when making this payment

What if I didn’t call the Fire Brigade?

Liability for the charge is not dependant on whether the person called the Fire Service.  The charge is levied against the beneficial owner of the property.

What if I do not have insurance and I can’t afford to pay the invoice?

Kildare County Council operates a waiver system. Application Form for Fire Service Waiver available here

100% waiver will be applied in the following cases:

  • Persons living alone in receipt of Old Age Pension (contributory and non-contributory)
  • Household income (from employment/social welfare) not exceeding €240 p/w for persons living alone
  • Household income (from employment/ social welfare not exceeding €440 p/w for two or more persons in a household

In cases of special hardship, not falling within the above limits Kildare County Council may waive charges as deemed appropriate having regard to the special circumstances of the case.

A waiver will not be offered to persons whose premises is covered by insurance.  In cases where insurance companies will not cover the charge, written confirmation on the insurance company’s headed paper will be required.

What if I an not entitled to a waiver and I still can’t pay?

Payment of the invoice can be facilitated in instalments. Phone 045-454807 or 045-454806 to discuss this option further.

If I need more information, who do I contact?

Further information is available from the Fire Service at 045-454807 or 045-454806

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Application Form for Waiver of Fire Service Charges

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