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.

Unauthorised Development

The Planning Authority, in accordance with the statutory requirements under the Planning and Development Acts, 2000-2006 will seek to secure compliance with planning controls and prevent unauthorised development.

Unauthorised development is where development is carried out without having received the appropriate planning permission or development not being carried out in compliance with the permission issued.   The Planning Authority will monitor development in the County to check if planning conditions are complied with or if permission has been granted in the first instance.   The Planning Authority will follow up on all written complaints of unauthorised development where they appear to be well founded.   Declarations of Exempted Development will be issued by the Planning Authority, where applicable.  Such applications should be accompanied by drawings of the development and the appropriate fee.

Unauthorised Development - Complaint Form.pdf (size 18.2 KB)