COVID-19 - Essential Services Update

Kerry County Council is continuing to provide essential and emergency services to the community during the current public health emergency.

Following the Government announcement of 27 March 2020 all Council buildings and public offices closed to the public in the interests of public health and all works other than essential works were suspended for the period of the closure. This period has now been extended to 5 May 2020. However, a significant number of services provided by the Council are deemed by Government to be ‘essential services’ and these are continuing to operate:

  • Fire & Emergency Services
  • Community Response phoneline
  • Water and Wastewater Supply and Maintenance
  • Rural Water and Group Water Schemes
  • Burial Grounds
  • Waste Collection/Disposal
  • Civic Amenity Centres – domestic waste only
  • Housing Services – including Homeless and Urgent Housing repairs
  • Roads- Emergency Maintenance
  • Emergency Public Lighting/Traffic Lights
  • Veterinary Inspections linked to the food chain
  • Emergency Environmental Monitoring
  • Finance
  • Communications
  • Legal Services
  • Health and Safety
  • Community Fatality Planning
  • Motor Tax (online and post)


Important information on Council services can be accessed online and if you have an urgent query, you can contact our services here:

For essential or urgent matters and for more information, please:

Phone us at 066 7183500


Contact Us

Kerry County Council
Co Buildings,
Co. Kerry
Tel: 066/7183500
E:  [email protected] 

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