Motor Tax – Opening Hours

The Motor Tax and Payments Office Public Counters will close Wednesday the 23rd of December at 1pm. Due to level 5 restrictions which will be in place from Midnight on the 24th of December our public counters will remain closed until further notice. Motor Tax applications can still be made through the post or online at There is also a post box at the front of County Hall where applications can be dropped.

The Payments Office will be available to take payments over the phone on 057 867 4308 once we reopen after the Christmas Break on Wednesday the 30th of December 2020. 

Remember you can;

1.Use from the comfort of your own home & it is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.  You need your vehicle registration number, pin number**, insurance details (name of company, expiry date& insurance policy number), debit/credit card details

2.Postal Applications – post in a completed form to Laois County Council, Áras An Chontae, Portlaoise, Co.Laois R32 EHP9 – Please include a contact number on your application form and we do not encourage you to send cash through the Post. Application forms are available at

3.Post Box – Drop in a fully completed application form (with a contact number added) and a payment method, in a sealed envelope marked for the attention of Motor Tax and leave in the post box outside the main reception door at  Áras An Chontae, Portlaoise, Co.Laois R32 EHP9

  • Your unique pin number may be received from Dept. of Transport, Shannon, Co. Clare via email, text or on your motor tax renewal form. It is also the last 6 digits of your Vehicle Registration Certificate/Log Book  i.e C17______123456     
  •  If your vehicle is new/imported, it is the last 6 digits of your chassis number (also known as VIN number on your VRC/Log Book)
  • Please note the online system is operated by the Dept of Transport, Shannon, Co. Clare and please contact them at or 0818411412 if you have any issues with the online system

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.