The services we offer

Kerry County Council, as the primary local authority in CountyKerry, provides an extensive range of services which focus on the needs of the public and the improvement of the quality of life of its people. The council plays an active role in the economic, social and cultural development of the county.


  • Provision of Local Authority Housing
  • Housing Loans, Grants, Shared Ownership
  • Housing and Voluntary services
  • Housing Maintenance
  • Traveller Accommodation
  • Homeless Services
  • Derelict Sites

Roads, Transportation and Safety 

  • The planning, design and implementation of improvements works to the National Primary and National Secondary Road Network in Kerry
  • Maintenance and improvement of County Road Network
  • Public Lighting
  • Piers & Harbour Works
  • Coastal Protection Works
  • Casual Trading
  • Urban & Village Renewal Schemes
  • Acquisition and maintenance of the Council's fleet of vehicles
  • Hire of plant & machinery as required
  • Stock Control
  • Issue of Vehicle Licences [Motor Taxation Department]
  • Issue of Driver Licences [Motor Taxation Department]
  • Health and Safety
  • Walking Routes

Water Services and Emergency Services 

  • The operation and maintenance of Public Water Supply Schemes on an agency basis on behalf of Irish Water
  • The operation and maintenance of Public Waste Water Schemes on an agency basis on behalf of Irish Water
  • The administration of the Rural Water Programme
  • The development, management and maintenance of Burial Grounds
  • The provision, operation and maintenance of Public Conveniences
  • Provision of Fire and Emergency Services for the County
    • Fire Safety Inspections for the licensing of premises under the Fire Services Act
    • The issuing of Petroleum Licences to retail outlets and storage depots under the Dangerous Substances Act
    • Inspection of buildings for compliance with the Building Regulations

Environmental Services

  • Provision, maintenance and operation of Waste Facilities
  • Provision, maintenance and operation of Recycling Facilities
  • Waste Regulation and Enforcement
  • Pollution Control
  • Energy Issues
  • Environmental Awareness and Education
  • Coastal Zone Management
  • Veterinary Services

Planning and Sustainable Development

  • Planning Development and Control
  • Forward Planning
  • Planning Enforcement
  • Archaeological Services
  • Heritage Services

Corporate Services

  • Provision of support services to the Elected Council and its meetings
  • Customer Service
  • Freedom of Information/Access to Information on the Environment
  • Franchise/Register of Electors
  • Higher Education Grants
  • Press/Communications
  • Coroners Services
  • Courthouses
  • Recruitment & Selection
  • Personnel Administration
  • Industrial Relations
  • Policy Development/Implementation
  • Staff Training and Development
  • Staff Welfare
  • Promotion of the use of the Irish Language
  • Information & Communications Technology (ICT)


Community, Culture & Recreation

  • Support for the Arts
  • Provision of Library Services
    • The Community & Enterprise Department supports the County Development Board and the development of policies and initiatives with a social inclusion and enterprise focus for Kerry County Council and other Kerry Local Authorities.



  • Development and maintenance of systems and procedures for budgetary control, management information and general cost effectiveness
  • Control and supervision of all statutory and financial accounting, investments and borrowing, the management of the long and short term finances and the securing of the income and control of all expenditure of the Council
  • Establishment and maintenance of satisfactory checking and internal audit systems
  • Water and Sewerage charge/collection
  • Rates collection
  • Insurance and Risk Control



Follow this link for a full list of the services and more information:

Kerry County Council, Co. Buildings, Rathass, Tralee

Phone: (066) 718 3500     Email: