Offaly County Council wishes to advise that the following Public Offices will re- open public counters on Thursday 5th August 2021 from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm Monday to Friday:

Áras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore

Tullamore Tullamore Municipal District Offices

The Public Offices listed below will open as follows:

** Edenderry Municipal District Offices (Monday-Wednesday each week from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm only)

** Birr Municipal District Offices (Tuesday-Thursday each week from 9.30 am to 1pm only)

At Áras an Chontae, Tullamore, counter services for Planning, Roads, the Local Enterprise Office, Community & Culture, Corporate Services, Water Services and Environment will be available by APPOINTMENT MADE IN ADVANCE only.

Where possible the public should continue to access our services by phone, email, online or by appointment. Please read for latest information and measures in place.

Micro-chipping

Micro-chipping is a simple way to make sure your dog can be identified if it is separated from you.

Your dog must also always wear a collar and an ID tag with the name and address of its owner.

Compulsory Microchipping -  Microchipping of Dogs Regulations 2015

From the 1st September 2015, all pups must be chipped, registered and certified.

From the 31st March 2016, all dogs must be chipped, registered and certified.

From the 1st September 2015 any pup must be microchipped by the time they reach the age of 12 weeks or before they leave the property on which they were born. The microchipping must be registered with an approved Database (www.agriculture.gov.ie/animalhealthwelfare/dogmicrochipping) and the breeder or owner must have a certificate from the database with the pup’s details and the owner’s details on it.  From the 1st September 2015 it is illegal to sell, supply, buy or take ownership of a pup that does not have a certificate of microchip registration from an approved Database. This law applies to all dogs from the 31st March 2016.  Any dog microchipped prior to the commencement of these regulations DOES NOT need to be re-chipped. The owner must however ensure that their details are stored on an approved Database that their details are correct and the Database will then supply them with a certificate confirming this.  The full text of the regulations can be viewed at

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/pdf/2015/en.si.2015.0063.pdf