The Government has agreed that Level 5 as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will apply nationally until May 17th 2021. The Government has clearly stated that there is an absolute need to minimise the level of mobility and congregation of people in order to reduce all opportunities for transmission of the virus.

Please note that our library buildings will re-open to the public for Browsing Services and Contact & Collect from Monday, May 10th. Please see Library Page.

Consequently, and in line with current public health guidance, the Offices of Offaly County Council are closed for walk-in services to support this reduced mobility policy.

Public access cannot be facilitated during LEVEL 5 restrictions. Therefore, Offaly County Council services will be available by telephone, email, online post and only where absolutely necessary and in exceptional circumstances by appointment. Please read latest information.

Press Release 22nd October 2020: Offaly County Council and Level 5 of the Plan for Living with Covid-19

Level 5 of the Plan for Living with Covid-19 comes into effect from today 22nd October for a period of six weeks. The Cathaoirleach of Offaly County Council Cllr. John Carroll, and the Chief Executive, Ms. Anna Marie Delaney have urged all in Offaly to play their part and adhere to the updated public health advice available on

The offices of Offaly County Council are open 9.30 am to 1.00 pm Monday to Friday. However, in line with public health advice, customers are reminded to observe the 5km travel restriction and, in the first instance, to avail of services by phone, email, post and online where possible. Appointments are required for some counter services during opening hours. Motor Tax is open but is also available online at or applications can be submitted by post. Library branches will not be open but details of online library services are available at

Full details of how to access services are available at Face coverings are mandatory in all public buildings, and physical distancing of at least 2 metres and good hand hygiene must be maintained.

Due to remote working and social distancing requirements, fewer staff are working from council offices. We ask for your patience and co-operation should there be delays in accessing the building or dealing with your queries. Office opening arrangements are subject to change. Up to date information on opening hours and services are available on and Offaly County Council’s social media pages.

Our Civic Amenity Centres at Derryclure, Birr and Edenderry remain open with additional measures in place. Please see Civic Amenity Centres for details.

The Community Call Response line is available 7 days a week, 9am to 5pm. FREEPHONE: 1800 81 81 81 or email

For an appointment or further information on all our services please contact Offaly County Council on 057 93 46800 Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., email: or check our website at  Postal address: Offaly County Council, Áras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly R35 F893