Welcome to Michael District Commissioners website, here you can see our latest news; find information about who we are, and services we provide; read minutes from our public board meetings; and tell us your views. The Commissioners appoint a Chairman and Vice Chairman for each municipal year which runs from 1st May to 30th April.
The public are welcome to observe all meetings from the public gallery at the Commissioners Offices. The business of the Commissioners is dealt with by the Board Members as a whole, sitting once per month. Meetings are conducted in two parts, the first of which is open to the public. Meeting dates are generally on the first Wednesday of the month but can be adjourned.
Local authorities are funded through a system of domestic and commercial rates. Individual properties are assessed and given a rateable value which forms the basis of the rates charges levied by the local authority, Manx Utilities, the burial authority and any other authority funded by the levy of a rate.
The rate year runs from 1st April to the 31st March and local authorities are required to set a rate for the forthcoming rate year no later than the 31st January. Michael District Commissioners’ rates are collected by the Isle of Man Treasury which issues a combined rates bill to every property.
Rates are due and payable on the 1st April each year and where full payment is made before the 30th June a discount of 5% may be claimed.