Opening Hours

Laois County Council Headquarters

The offices of Laois County Council are open from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).  The offices are closed for lunch between 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm

    • The Council phone line (057) 8664000 is available to deal with queries or to arrange appointments.
    • 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.

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.

Visitors are requested to comply with current public health guidance when visiting the offices.

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 from 8.00 am to 3.30 pm –  Last entry is at 3.15pm.

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 is open from  9.30am – 1pm, Monday to Friday (excl. bank holidays).

  • Please ensure all forms are fully completed before entering the public area.

Motor Tax: Customers are encouraged to renew their standard tax online at (forms available also). Other options are to leave your application in drop box at the main reception of Laois County Council or using the postal service. For Motor Tax queries please call 05786 64009.

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.


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