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.

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)