Cork City Council Rate Collection Books

Repository: Cork City and County Archives

Identity Statement

TitleCork City Council Rate Collection Books
Archive ReferenceIE CCCA/CP/R/RC
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates(1929)1936-1961
Extent Medium141 volumes


Creator(s): Cork City Council

  • Administrative History ↴

    Cork Corporation was retitled Cork City Council in 2001. Levying of rates on private dwellings (domestic rates) ended in 1977.
  • Archival History ↴

    Accessioned in 1980s and 1990s from the Rates section, Finance Department, Cork City Council.
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴

    Official Transfer

Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Cork City Council ↴

    Series of Rate Collection books kept by the Rates Department of Cork City Council recording payment of city/municipal rates, up to 1961 and poor rates up to c.1941, by the occupiers and/or owners of property within the Cork City area.

    The information recorded in the volumes includes: No. of Rating; Address and Description of Tenement/Property; Name of Owners / Occupiers; Rateable Valuation; Rate for that Year; Arrears; Total Demanded; Arrears paid; Remarks. Some volumes have a page index to streets. Many volumes have a signed copy of the General Warrant to Collect and Levy Rates signed by the Lord Mayor, City Manager, Town Clerk and City Solicitor.

    A useful adjunct to the Valuation Lists for Cork City.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    Arranged into 5 sub series according to groupings of Cork City urban districts/ wards which are numbered 1 to 7. (Material for Ward Nos. 8 to 10 has not yet been acquired)

    Sub Series Wards

    1 Central Ward, also incorp. (2) North Central Ward and (6) South Central Ward
    3 North East Ward
    4 North Ward
    5 South and East Ward
    7 West Ward also incorp. (4A) North West and (5A) part of South from 1955-61

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Open by appointment to those holding a current readers ticket
Conditions Governing ReproductionSubject to rules governing reproduction of records of CCCA
Creation Dates(1929)1936-1961
Extent Medium141 volumes
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids Descriptive list Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

Related MaterialCCCA: Valuation Lists, Cork City, 1900-1930, 1950s-1970s. Rate Collection Books c.1962-c1974 (Ref. CP/R/2006)

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteBrian McGee
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of Descriptions40299