Opening Hours

Laois County Council Headquarters

Laois County Council have implemented the following measures:

    • With effect from Thursday 7th January 2021, access to all Laois County Council offices by members of the public is strictly by appointment only, until further notice.
    • Phone lines will be manned during normal working hours, Monday to Friday at 057 8664000.
    • Queries can be submitted via the online request form at or by email at
    • Postal queries can be sent to Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Co. Laois and marked for the relevant section.
    • A Community Support Helpline is in operation by Laois County Council to assist at risk members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical supports and advice during the current public health emergency. Please click here for information.

  • General information on Council services can be accessed online on and the Council is asking members of the public to avail of these services where possible.

Laois County Council’s response will continue to be informed by advice from the HSE and relevant Public Health Authorities.




Planning Office

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

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

Check your local branch


Motor Tax /Cash Office

In order to comply with the Local Authority Services Framework for Covid-19, the Motor Tax & Cash Office counters will close to the public with effect from close of business today 23/07/2021.

Motor Tax Forms are available at

Customers are encouraged to renew their tax online at or by post.

A secure drop box is available at the main entrance to Laois County Council where completed applications can be submitted.

For Motor Tax queries please call 05786 74305/05786 64000 and we will revert to you in due course.

Cash Office payments can continue be made to Laois County Council over the phone by calling 05786 74308. Monday to Friday 09:30 to 15:30.

If we are unable to take your call, please leave a message and we will revert to you as soon as possible.

A variety of payments can be made to Laois County Council on our website