Frequently Asked Questions
Our website at a glance! Includes summaries and links to Frequently Asked Questions. You can also use the search facility at the top of this webpage to find what you need.
Electoral Register FAQs - covers who is eligible to vote, non-Irish citizens and voting, how to find out if you're on the Electoral Register, etc.
Environment FAQs - covers Dogs, Litter, Noise, Waste Management Businesses, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Fire Department - covers Emergency Contacts, Fire Brigade Charges, Dangerous Substance License, Contacts for Hydrants, Buildings Inspections, Fire Safety Certificates, Fire Safety in the Home and more.
Higher Education Grants
Higher Education Grants - covers rules, how to apply, and approved courses.
Renting Local Authority Housing FAQs - covers whether you are eligible, how to apply, how rent is calculated, methods of payment, house repairs, etc.
Buying a Local Authority House FAQs - covers who is eligible to purchase, how the purchase price is calculated, discounts available, tax relief, stamp duty, how to apply, etc.
Affordable Housing FAQs - covers whether you qualify, types of affordable homes available, how to apply, can a person who is not an Irish citizen apply, etc.
Motor Tax and Licences
Motor Tax - covers how to Renew your Motor Tax, how to Tax your Vehicle, what to do when the Vehicle has Changed Ownership, Motor Tax Rates, Refunds, and more.
Driving Licences - covers how to apply for your Driving Test, changing your name or address on the Licence, Provisional Driving Licences, Motorcycle Driving Licences, International Driving Licences, Exchanging your Driving Licence for an Irish one, what to do if your Licence is lost or stolen, and more.
Libraries FAQs - who can join, how many items you can borrow and how long you can keep them for, how to get a PIN number to be able to use the online service for booking and viewing availability, using the library internet service, childrens events, software for the visually impaired, Multi-Cultural Resources e.g Books, Music and Magazines in foreign languages, Language Learning Resources, and more.
Building and Fire Safety Regulations FAQs - covers Building Regulations, Fire Safety Regulations, etc.
Planning Permission FAQs - covers converting a Garage, Extensions, changes to a Front Porch, when Planning Permission is needed, etc.
Planning Permission Applications for a Business - the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government issues leaflets "Planning for the Business Person" and "A Guide to the Building Regulations" (Building Control) which explain the main planning issues encountered by the business person. You can download these here.
Rates - covers how to pay your Commercial and Water and Waste Water Rates, why you pay rates, how a commercial valuation is arrived at, current rates for County Meath, Navan Trim and Kells Towns, etc.
Roads Queries - covers who to contact with queries about Diversions, Roadworks, Road Opening Licences, Speed Limits, Abnormal Loads Permits, etc.
Tenders - how to view tenders advertised by Meath County Council.
Water and Waste Water Services
Water and Waste Water Services - covers who to contact about Queries about Loss of Water Supply, Water Quality, Flooding on Roads, Well Grants, Water Connections, Existing Water and Sewerage Pipelines, Water or Sewerage Schemes, Payments to Contractors, Water Leaks, Water Metering, etc.