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 further notice. 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.

Pre Plan Meeting Requests

In accordance with Section 43 of the Planning & Development (Amendment) Act, 2018, Pre-Planning consultation with Offaly County Council is now required for residential development (with more than 10 houses) and non-residential development (with more than 1,000 sq. metres gross floor space).

Guidance Notes and Application Form for a Pre-Planning meeting for development OtherThan a Single Dwelling

Guidance Notes and Application Form for a Pre-Planning meeting for development of a Single Dwelling

Requests for Pre-Planning meetings must be emailed directly to planning@offalycoco.ie