It is a self-declaration system.
It must be be paid by the 31st of March 2012 or where a person opts to pay the household charge in instalments, the Direct Debit Mandate must be set up by 1st of March 2012.
The household charge can be paid in four instalments of €25 by direct debit.
Dates for 2012 are as follows:
- Instalment number 1: 13th March 2012
- Instalment number 2: 14th May 2012
- Instalment number 3: 13th July 2012
- Instalment number 4: 10th September 2012