COVID-19 – SERVICES UPDATE
Kerry County Council is continuing to provide essential and emergency services to the community during the current public health emergency.
Priority services continue to be maintained (e.g. water supply and waste-water services) as well as emergency response services (e.g. roads maintenance, public lighting and housing maintenance), homeless services, street cleaning and Civic Amenity sites.
- Kerry Fire Service continues to operate as normal.
- Motor Tax Offices are closed, however postal and online motor tax service business will continue to operate
We have closed our offices to public access in the interests of public health and in line with national guidelines and advice
Important information on Council services can be accessed online and if you have an urgent query, you can contact our services here: http://www.kerrycoco.ie/contact-us/
For essential or urgent matters and for more information, please:
- Visit www.kerrycoco.ie
- Phone us at 066 7183500
- Use our post boxes where available
OUT-OF-HOURS EMERGENCY SERVICES ONLY – 066 7183588
Updates and information will continue to be provided on the council’s website and social media platforms.
CIVIC AMENITY SITES
Kerry County Council’s five Civic Amenity Sites (Kenmare, Killarney, Milltown, Lios Póil and Cahersiveen) will re-open tomorrow, Tuesday, 31 March for the receipt of domestic waste from customers without an existing door-to-door, kerbside service and who need to dispose of household waste during the current period of COVID-19 restrictions.
Further to clarification issued nationally, the centres will re-open at 8.30am on Tuesday but will only receive household waste in standard black bags or material for recycling in EcoSense bags.
Customers are asked to use credit/debit cards payments as far as possible.
Traffic control will be in place at sites to oversee physical distancing guidelines.
Customers are asked to be patient and to comply with public health restrictions.
Deferral of rates payments
The Government has decided that local authorities should defer rates payments due from businesses most immediately impacted by COVID-19, primarily in the retail, hospitality, leisure and childcare sectors, for at least a three-month period.
Ratepayers who have had to temporarily close or significantly curtail operations during the COVID-19 response period are advised to contact their local authority in relation to any rates payments falling due in the period to end June.
Kerry County Council will continue to work with ratepayers who have any queries or concerns during these unprecedented and challenging times and will respond to queries on a daily basis. Contact Kerry County Council’s Revenue office by email:email@example.com or telephone: 066 7162100