The Port Erin Rate for 2017/18 is set at 288p in the £ (net product of one penny rate £2,813)
What are Rates?
Rates are property based taxes which raise the finance needed to provide public services for you.
Who sets the rates?
District rates are set and collected by Port Erin Commissioners.
What is the process for determining the District Rate?
Setting the rates is a complicated and detailed process. The Officers prepare a very detailed budget of what they need to fund local services for the coming year. This is reviewed by the Board Members to decide on the priorities. Once this budget has been reviewed and trimmed to the satisfaction of the Commissioners, the resulting budget is then recommended to the full Board who make the final decision on the rate for the forthcoming year. This decision is made on the basis of balancing good services to residents against their additional costs to the ratepayers.
What Services are Provided through the Rates?
- Refuse Collection and Disposal
- Southern Civic Amenity Site
- Southern Swimming Pool
- Parks and Recreation Grounds
- Environmental Controls
- Building Control
- Public Conveniences
- Economic Development
- Library Services
The Commissioners remain committed to taking a realistic and prudent approach to their finances in these difficult times and are ensuring that the Authority continues to provide value for money services for the ratepayer and community.
Purchasing/Change of Ownership of a Property.
Under section 69a of the Rating and Valuation Act 1953, the new occupier is obliged to inform the Rates Section of their occupation of a property within 28 days of the day on which he or she begins to be the occupier of the property. The new occupier must notify the Rates Officer in writing to the Rates Section, The Treasury, 1st Floor, Illiam Dhone House, 2 Circular Road, Douglas. IM1 3PX. The new occupier must notify them of:-
- His or her name and address; and
- The description of the property in question.