In order to protect the members of the public/staff, Laois County Council Planning Department wish to advise that the public counter at Áras An Chontae is closed.

With regard to the COVID-19 Infection the Planning Department are implementing the following procedures:


  • Pre-Planning Meetings
    • All pre planning meetings have been suspended for the foreseeable future.
  • Making a Planning Application
  • Laois County Council request that all planning applications being lodged be sent through An Post or placed in the post box at the offices of Laois County Council. An e-mail will be issued to confirm receipt of same.
  • Viewing a Planning Application
    • To view a Planning Application, please go to the Laois County Council website where you can access the planning applications which have been submitted
  • Submissions/Observations
    • If you wish to place a submission or observation to a Planning Application please be advised that your letter outlining your submission /observations should be issued to the following e-mail address  Please ensure you submit a phone number to enable this Department to contact you for payment over the phone by Credit/Debit Card. 
    • Alternatively please lodge a submission through An Post with the fee of €20.00 attached.
  • Retrieval of Planning Files
    • Request for retrieval of all planning files should be emailed to the Planning Department
    • All requests will be kept on file and you will be contacted at a later date. 
  • Unauthorised Development
    • In relation to Unauthorised Development, please complete the Unauthorised Development complaint form which is available on  and email the completed form to or send by post to Laois County Council Offices.
  • Building  Control
    • For information in relation to Building Control, please visit
  • Development Contributions
    • If you have any queries or wish to make a payment in regard to Development Contributions please contact Laois County Council on 057-8664000
  • Site Suitability Assessments
    • All Site Suitability Assessments have been suspended until further notice.


Thank you for your co-operation at this time

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