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.

Fire Safety Checklist - Controlled Burning

Any person wishing to carry out controlled burning should use the following checklist to ensure that the controlled burn is carried out in a safe manner

Controlled Burning Fire Safety Checklist.docx (size 540.4 KB)

The requirements of Offaly Fire & Rescue may be viewed here

Controlled Burning - Fire Service Requirements.docx (size 549.7 KB)

This ERCC Email Notification Form below MUST be filled in along with the Statutory Notice under section 5 (2) of the Waste Management (Prohibition of Waste Disposal by Burning) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No 286 of 2009)( Available from the Environment Section of this website Click Here or by phoning Offaly County Council Environment Department.) Both forms are to be submitted to the ENVIRONMENT department of Offaly County Council

ERCC Email Notification – Controlled Burning Document

Failure to observe the requirements above may result in charges in the event that Offaly Fire & Rescue Service are called to any site of controlled burning which has not been notified to Offaly County Council

It is the responsibility of the person carrying out the controlled burn to notify Regional Fire Control upon commencement and completion of the burn. Further details in the above documents.