Opening Hours

Laois County Council Headquarters

9.00 am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, including lunch time

Tel:  057 8664000
Fax: 057 8622313

Laois County Council
Áras an Chontae
+353 57 8664000

Motor Tax /Cash Office Opening Hours

Due to  Covid 19 restrictions, our public counters are currently closed.

Cash office payments may be made by post and over the phone (057 8674308): this number will continue to be attended from 09.30 to 15:30 Monday to Friday.

Motor tax applications and renewals will continue to be processed by post

Alternative options include:

Online taxation can be done from the comfort of your home via laptop, tablet, smartphone and operates 7 days a week. Visit  There are few easy steps which require:

  • Vehicle registration number
  • PIN number
  • Insurance details (name of company, expiry date & insurance policy number)
  • Credit/Debit card details

Your PIN number may be received from Shannon via email, text or reminder motor tax form.  If not, try last 6 digits of VRC/log book i.e. C17____123456.

If new/imported vehicle, it is the last 6 digits of your chassis no. (also known as VIN number on VRC/log book).

Please note the online system is specific to the Department of Transport, Shannon – please contact Shannon at or 0818 411412 if any issues with payment

Postal applications: Post in completed form (contact number please on form) with payment method (cash not advised) to Laois County Council, Aras An Chontae, Portlaoise, Co. Laois R32 EHP9.
Post box: Drop in fully completed application form with payment method in a sealed envelope (mark for attention of Motor Tax) & drop in post box at main reception.

Any queries, please contact us at 057 8674305. We may not be able to respond to you immediately but please leave your name, contact number and brief message and we will respond to your query as soon as possible


Planning Office

9.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday, including lunch time.

Telephone: 057 8664039

Landfill and Portlaoise Recycling Centre

8am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday
Saturday: 8am to 1pm
Sundays/Bank/Public Holidays: Closed

Tel: 057 86 20653

Portarlington Recycling Centre

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 8am to 5pm –  Last entry is at 4.45pm.

Telephone: 057 86 42845

Library Opening Hours

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