The Government has agreed that Level 5 (with some amendments) as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will continue to apply nationally until July 5th 2021. The Government has clearly stated that there is a continued 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 have reopened to the public for Browsing Services and Contact & Collect since 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.

Controlled Burning

Before carrying out any Controlled Agricultural Burning:

An “ERCC Email Notification – Controlled Agricultural Burning” form must be completed. The Environment Section will record information relating to the date, time and locations where the controlled burning will take place and pass this information on to the Fire Service Regional Control Centre (ERCC).

Download the form below and return via email to or by phoning 057 93 46800 and asking for the Environment Section of Offaly County Council.

This form must be received by The Environment Section of Offaly County Council at least 1 full working day before the burn. Please note, forms can only be accepted during office hours from Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.

The landowner is required to contact Fire Service Eastern Regional Control Centre (ERCC) prior to the commencement of the controlled burn by phone on 0818 300 112 to provide details of when it is intended to commence controlled burning and again on completion of burning.

The Regional Control Centre will not record any details in relation to controlled burning unless they receive confirmation from Offaly County Council that they have been notified of the intention to carry out a controlled burn. Therefore you may be charged in the event that the Fire Service is mobilised if the Local Authority has not been informed in the first instance.

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