The Fire Service charges a fee for some of the services it provides. The following is a schedule of current charges / application fees.
Fire Safety Certificate Applications
The schedule of fees for Fire Safety Certificate applications is listed in the Fifth Schedule of the Building Control Regulations 2009 click here.
Cert / Licensing Applications Heard in Court
Each notification forwarded to the Fire Service related to a court date must enclose a €275 fee.
(Exception: Multiple notifications for the same premises, relating to the same court sitting incur only one €275 fee).
For more information see our Court Licensing page click here.
Petroleum Licence Applications
Petroleum Licence Fees for storage quantities of Petroleum Class I (Petrol) only is as follows, depending on the viable storage capacity of the particular store:
|Capacity (Litres)||Fee (1 Year)||Fee (3 Year)|
|Less than 500||€3.81||€11.43|
Fire Brigade Turnout to Incidents (2019 rates)
|Type of Incident||Charge type||Rate|
|Domestic premises chimney fire||Per Attendance||€300|
|Other domestic premises fire||Per hour or part thereof||€550|
|Road traffic accident (non fatal)||Per hour or part thereof||€550|
|Domestic lockouts||Per hour or part thereof||€550|
|Motor vehicle fire||Per hour or part thereof||€550|
|Commercial premises incident||Per hour or part thereof||€1100|
|Refuse skip/refuse bin fire||Per hour or part thereof||€550|
|Commercial premises automatic fire alarm activation||Per hour or part thereof||€1100|
|Domestic premises automatic fire alarm activation||Per hour or part thereof||€550|
|Chemical/pollution incidents Per 1st hour or part thereof (1 hour minimum charge)||Per hour or part thereof||€1100|
|Passenger lift rescue||Per hour or part thereof||€1100|
|Commercial flooding or pumping incident||Per hour or part thereof||€1100|
|Domestic flooding or pumping incident||Per hour or part thereof||€550|
|Controlled burning incidents where service is rendered (domestic incident)||Per hour or part thereof||€550|
|Controlled burning incidents where service is rendered (commercial incident)||Per hour or part thereof||€1100|
|Rescue incident||Per Attendance||€550 (discretionary)|
- Bogus calls (charge to caller where caller is identified). The charge will be in accordance with type of incident and time involved.
- Fire Brigade attendance where service is not required, but the call is not cancelled before arrival at the scene. The charge will be in accordance with type of incident and time involved.
- Fire Brigade attendance where service is not required and the call is cancelled on route to the incident (except in cases of commercial activated fire alarms) - No charge.
- All charges for attendance are charged at a minimum charge of 1 hour.
- Charges calculated to nearest 15 minutes after the first hour.
- No charge is levied in the case of incidents involving fatalities.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do once I receive a fire invoice?
In cases where the property or vehicle is covered by insurance, you are advised to contact your insurance company as you may be covered for fire brigade charges under your insurance policy.
How can I pay an invoice?
Payment can be made in one of the following ways:
- Post to Limerick City and County Council, Dooradoyle, Limerick
- In person at our Cash Offices, at Dooradoyle or Merchant’s Quay between the hours of 9.15am to 4pm
- In our Area Offices (Rathkeale, Kilmallock, Newcastle West)
- By telephone through debit/credit card. Please phone the Cash Office at +353 61 556358 or +353 61 556455
- By standing order - form available on request
- By Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
Limerick City and County Council’s bank details are:
Allied Irish Banks Plc.
106/108 O’Connell Street
Account No: 87042040,
Sort Code: 93 52 47
Please quote fire invoice no.(invoice_ref) and receipt code 'fir999' when making payment to ensure correct allocation of your payment.
What if I received an invoice for a road traffic accident?
An invoice is sent to the registered owner of each vehicle involved in a road traffic accident.
When two or more parties are involved in a road traffic accident, payment in full should be made by the person accepting liability or who has been deemed liable, either by agreement or as determined by a court of law.
What if I didn’t call the fire brigade?
An invoice is issued to the person who has received the benefit of the service, and liability for the charge is not dependant on whether the person called the fire service.
What if I don’t have insurance and I can’t afford to pay the invoice?
Payment of the invoice can be facilitated in instalments. A person can write to the Fire Office, Limerick City and County Council outlining their circumstances and it will be examined, taking the following factors into account:
- Personal circumstances
- Ability to pay
- Amount of charges