Update on Leitrim County Council Services

Opening Hours (February 2021)

Leitrim County Council confirms that its offices are closed to the public with Level 5 COVID-19 restrictions in place. Access to our offices is restricted to appointment only in exceptional circumstances.

The Council has reviewed its essential services in line with Government policy and the objectives of the new public health measures. A significant number of our staff are now working from home and ensure that service levels continue, while frontline and essential staff will deliver public services, some of which will be restricted in nature.

Motor Tax Office - T: 071 9650419

Motor Tax in Áras an Chontae, Carrick-on-Shannon is closed for unscheduled public access. Access to our offices is restricted to appointment only in exceptional circumstances.

Motor Tax applications can also be accepted by post, or hand delivered to our post box at the lower ground floor at Áras an Chontae. Queries will also continue to be taken by phone at 071 9620005 Ext 2 or by email at motortax@leitrimcoco.ie

Online application to motor tax online at www.motortax.ie. Your PIN for this service is the last 6 digits on the top right corner of your Vehicle Registration Cert (logbook).

Cash Office - T: 071 9620005 Ext 400

The cash desk is closed for unscheduled public access.

Planning Office - T: 071 9650450

Access to the Planning Office is by appointment only.  Telephone 071 9650450 or email at planning@leitrimcoco.ie to make an appointment.

Planning applications can be submitted by post or hand delivered to our post box at the lower ground floor at Áras an Chontae.

Planning applications can be viewed online on our website at http://www.leitrimcoco.ie/eng/Services_A-Z/Planning-and-Development/

Housing- T: 071 9650426

Access to the Housing Office is by appointment only.  Telephone 071 9650426 or email housing@leitrimcoco.ie to make an appointment.

Housing Maintenance is being dealt with on an emergency response basis only.

Homeless services can be accessed through the regular customer service channels during office hours.

Social Housing and Housing Assistance Payment applications will be accepted by post or through the post box located at the lower ground floor at Áras an Chontae, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. Urgent applications will be prioritised for processing.

Covid-19 Support Line

The Council has established LEITRIM COVID-19 Community Response Forum telephone and email support service to assist at risk or vulnerable people who are recommended to cocoon and remain in their homes during this current period of the emergency. If you are one of these people and you need assistance with practical matters such as: collecting medical and food supplies, need transport to attend a medical appointment or another need, please contact our dedicated help line number: 071 9650473 or freephone 1800 852 389 between 8am-8pm. An Garda Síochána will provide out of hours telephone support to both of these numbers, thereby ensuring a 24 hour service, 7 days per week.  The helpline can also be emailed at covidsupport@leitrimcoco.ie

This service is being provided at county level in cooperation with a range of public agencies, NGOs, local groups, sports clubs and others.

Customer Services

The Customer Services team will continue to be available to take calls during normal working hours, Monday – Friday, 9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. Given that we are operating essential services only we will not be in a position to deal with all routine enquiries. While we will endeavour to deal with all calls, priority will be given to essential services.

Face to face meetings with staff cannot be accommodated other than to deal with emergency situations and subject to social distancing requirements.

Correspondence (excluding cash) can be sent to the Council at:

Leitrim County Council

Áras an Chontae,


County Leitrim

N41 PF67 

Local Enterprise Office continues to operate, providing the following services:

·         Client Enquiries.

·         Professional Mentoring Services

·         Micro Finance Ireland Loan Facilities.

·         Trading Online Grants

·         Online Training Courses

·         LEAN Initiatives.

·         Business Information on all supports available during the COVID 19 crisis.

Further information is available on our website at www.localenterprise.ie/Leitrim or contact the office by telephone at 071 9650420 or by email at info@leo.leitrimcoco.ie

Fire & Emergency Services

The Fire Service continue to respond to calls via the 999/112 system. Submission of Fire Safety Certificates and Disability Access Certificates will continue to be accepted by post or preferably by email – fireoff@leitrimcoco.ie . The building control management system (BCMS) will remain available for the submission of Commencement Notices/ 7day notices and compliance on completion certificates.

Water Services

Under an agreement with Irish Water, our staff continue to provide a full service in terms of water supply, wastewater treatment, maintenance of the system.

Irish Water - LoCall: 1850 778 778

Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 17:30

International Number: 01 7072824

Billing Enquiries: 1850 778 778

Water Supply, Metering and Emergencies - 1850 278 278

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Bring Bank Facilities

All 40 Bring Bank Facilities remain open across the county. Bring banks are being filled to capacity more frequently at present, and in that regard Leitrim County Council ask the public to please be mindful not to leave recyclables in bags or boxes on the ground in front of the bring banks for collection. Please consider using another bring centre or simply return on another occasion when the banks have been serviced.

Recycling Centre Manorhamilton - T: 071 9820888

Friday 11-2 3-6

Saturday 9-1 2-5

Recycling Centre Mohill - T: 071 9632974

Friday 11-2 3-6

Saturday 9-1 2-5


In line with the Government’s recommendations, all Library Branches in the county are closed until further notice. This decision is in line with the national recommendations for all public libraries. We will continue to operate our online services.

Roads and Transport

South Leitrim Area Office - T: 071 9620005 Ext 606

Park Lane, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim

North Leitrim Area Office - T: 071 9855033

Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim

We will continue to respond to emergency maintenance issues and maintain the winter maintenance and road gritting programme, if required.

Street cleaning and servicing of bins will continue as normal.

Other Contact Details

National Driving Licence Service (NDLS) - T: 076 1087880

Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 17:00

Saturday: 09:00 - 14:00

Road Safety Authority (Driving Test) - T: 1890 406040

Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 17:00

Saturday: 09:00 - 14:00

NCT Services – T: 01 4135992 

Monday to Thursday: 08:00am – 20:00

Friday 08:00 – 18:00


VRT Services – T: 01-4135975


We will endeavour to keep you informed of any further changes in how we deliver services to you.

Stay safe, stay informed, stay at home and please follow the official advice from the HSE, which can be found on their website at www2.hse.ie/coronavirus







Contact Details

Covid-19 Support

Tel: 071 96 50473
Freephone: 1800 852 389
Email: covidsupport@leitrimcoco.ie
Web: covidsupport.leitrimcoco.ie

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