Over 1,000 people with second homes in Leitrim have yet to pay the NPPR charge to Leitrim County Council.
The €200 annual charge on non-principal private residences (NPPR) in the county is paid directly to Leitrim county council, the deadline for payment was June 30.
According to figures €472,280 has been collected by the council so far this year, which is over €200,000 short of last year’s figures of €673,860 (which included penalties).
Nationally, some 27% of owners of second homes have yet to pay the NPPR charge - despite the passing of the payment deadline.
The payment is being replaced by the property tax next year, but second home owners had to pay both charges this year.
From this week, those liable for the charge who have not already paid, will face penalties of €20 per month.
Leitrim County Council said that the payments are “processed centrally by the NPPR Bureau – we understand that there is still a significant backlog of both online and postal NPPR payments to be processed.”