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Rent Assessment


How is my rent calculated?


Housing rents are calculated in accordance with the Differential Rent Scheme 2020, as a proportion of the assessable income of the principal earner together with a contribution from any subsidiary earners in the household.


An allowance for dependant children is deducted from weekly rent. Rents for existing tenants is based on certified income of the 1st week in January of the year in which review is being carried out.


In determining rent in the case of a new or transferred tenancy, assessable income will be reckoned by reference to the income situation of the family as at the date of commencement of tenancy.


Rents for existing tenants are reviewed annually and the revised rent is applied from the 1st week in April.  Any change in income (increase or decrease) should be notified to the Councils Housing Section by phone or by calling into your local Public Services Centre, immediately.


Policy Direction relating to LA Rent Schemes



How can I pay my rent?


It is the Council's policy to provide it's tenants with as broad a range of payment methods as possible. Payments can currently be made by the following methods:


  • Household Budget Scheme (for further information contact the [email protected])
  • BillPay Service available at all Post Offices and selected outlets (using a swipe card that the Council can provide)
  • Bank Standing Order/ Direct Debit / Credit transfer
  • Wages Deduction (for Council employees)
  • In person at the Public Services Centre Cash Desk
  • By post (no cash can be sent through the post). Cheques, Postal Orders, etc. should be made payable to Donegal County Council and crossed “A/C Payee only”


Contact details of Housing Rent Collection Staff:


 Inishowen MD: John Mc Kinney (074) 9373722. 087 7385 300 [email protected]


Donegal MD:  Denise Boyle (074) 9424409. 087 9334792  [email protected]


Glenties MD:  James Gallagher (074) 9561321. 087 795 8777 [email protected]


Letterkenny MD: (074) 9194203. 087 602 0155  Ronnie White [email protected]


Stranorlar MD: Declan Gallagher 087 6906695

[email protected]



Note: Please note that during the current COVID-19 crisis Council staff may have limited access to financial systems and up to date information on your account.

Housing tenants should make every effort to continue their rent payment, but do contact your local collector if you need to discuss your individual account.



Further information contact [email protected]




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