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

Please note that the public counter of both Motor Tax & Cash Office will re-open to the public as/from Tuesday, 3rd August 2021.  Opening hours will be 9.30am – 1pm, Monday to Friday (excl. bank holidays).

To comply with government guidelines & to keep everyone safe, the following should be noted;

  • Only 2 customers in the public area at any one time which will be strictly monitored
  • Please ensure all forms fully completed as cannot be completed in the public forum.
  • A face covering/mask is mandatory.

Motor Tax: Customers are encouraged to renew their standard tax online at (forms available also). Other options are to leave your application in secure drop box at the main reception of Laois County Council or using the postal service. For Motor Tax queries please call 05786 74305/05786 64000.

Cash Office:  A variety of payments can be made online at or over the phone by calling 05786 74308, Monday to Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm. Please leave a message (name, number & brief message) if phone busy.