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.

Review of Development Contribution Scheme

Notice is hereby given that Offaly County Council has prepared a Draft Development Contribution Scheme in accordance with the provisions of Section 48 (4) the Planning & Development Act 2000, as amended.

Copy notification of Draft Development Contribution Scheme 2021-2025.

Details of the proposed contributions under the Draft Development Contribution Scheme for the administrative area of Offaly are set out below;

Development Contribution Scheme Final Draft.pdf (size 1.6 MB)

Submission Dates and Viewing Locations

Copies of the Draft Development Contribution Scheme 2021-2025 will be available for public inspection from Friday 6th November 2020 – Friday 18th December 2020 (both dates inclusive) at the following locations, during normal opening hours and excluding public holidays. Please check the website for opening hours over this period.


  • Offaly County Council, Áras an Chontae, Charleville Road, County Offaly.
  • Birr Municipal District Offices, Wilmer Road, Birr, County Offaly.
  • Tullamore Municipal District Offices, Cormac Street, Tullamore, County Offaly.
  • Edenderry Municipal District Offices, Town Hall, Edenderry, County Offaly.

 Submissions or observations with respect to the Draft Development Contribution Scheme should be made either in writing marked ‘Draft Development Contribution Scheme’, to the Acting Senior Executive Officer, Planning Department, Offaly County Council, Aras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly or via email to Please make your submission or observation by one medium only i.e. in hard copy or by email to avoid duplication. Please note submissions will be accepted up to 5pm on the 18th December 2020.  Late submissions will not be accepted.