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 (Tuesday-Thursday 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.

Abnormal Load Permit

A Special Permit is required for the use of heavy or wide loads on a public road by any vehicle or trailer where laden weight, dimensions etc. exceed allowed limits.

The fees for an Abnormal Load Permit are as follows:

Single Journey / Daily Permit€60.00
3 Month Permit€150.00
Annual Permit€500.00

The Permit is subject to the following conditions:

  • You shall indemnify the Council against any damage to public roads or bridges caused by the use of the vehicles concerned.
  • This extraordinary traffic shall not pass through Tullamore Town, but shall, alternatively, use the Western Relief Road & the N80 Tullamore Bypass when possible.
  • Garda Authorities to be notified and consulted with in advance of moving load.
  • Advance warning to other traffic to be provided to the front and rear of the vehicles.
  • Lay-bys to be availed of in order to allow traffic to pass, to avoid traffic congestion along the route.
  • You must satisfy yourself that the proposed route is capable of accommodating your proposed load and that no delays, hold-ups or disruption will be caused to other traffic.
  • The Permit is granted on the basis that the loads should be displayed.
  • Proper signs showing the overall length of the load should be displayed.
  • Please note that the granting of a permit does not relieve the applicant of the obligation to assess the suitability and safety for a vehicle carrying a load of abnormal weights and dimensions, and of the driver to drive with extra care and attention when approaching overhead bridges, cables, etc.

Download Abnormal Road Permit Form:  Abnormal Load Application Form .pdf (size 491 KB)