Local Government (Collection of Rates) Act, 1924

Service by post of notices relating to rates.

5.—(1) Any notice required by law to be given to the person liable to pay a rate before the institution of summary proceedings for the recovery of such rate may, notwithstanding any enactment now in force prescribing the mode of service of such notice, be served on the person aforesaid by sending the same by post in a pre-paid registered envelope addressed to the defaulter at his address entered in the rate book, and shall be deemed to have been served at the time when the envelope containing the same would have been delivered in the ordinary course of post.

(2) In proving service of any such notice as aforesaid it shall be sufficient to prove that an envelope containing the notice and addressed as prescribed by this section was duly handed in and registered at a post office.