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An efficient road transportation system provides the necessary infrastructure to support economic and social development of Ballina Town. Ballina Town Council plays an important role in the maintenance and improvement of the road network in the town thus supporting the local economy.

Mayo County Council retains charge of the National Primary and Secondary routes through the town but the Town Council is the Road Authority for the majority of the internal town road network.

Over 100 separate roads covering nearly 60km of roadway are in the charge of Ballina Town Council. This figure is set to rise as more residential estates are taken in charge by the Town Council. Funding for the maintenance and upkeep of these roads is received primarily through the Department of Transport and Ballina Town Council’s own resources (budget revenue). Typical works involve the upgrade of the town’s road pavement (surfaces), the restoration and construction of footpaths and the restoration of the town’s laneways.

Road names around the centre of the town celebrate significant figures from Ireland’s past and roads around the hinterlands generally follow the local townland name. New housing developments are named sensitively to represent local history and geography.

Motor Tax

Mayo County Council's Motor Tax functions in the Ballina Office include:

  • Taxation of Vehicles.
  • Processing of Driver licensing
  • Issue of Certificate of Road worthiness for commercial vehicles.
  • Supply of licencing particulars.
  • Certification of Traffic Offences (Gardai).
  • Certification of Traffic Offences (Parking).
  • Issue of Trade Plates.
  • Issue of RT2 receipts (Public Service Vehicle licences).

Motor Tax Section
Ballina Civic Offices,
Arran Place,
Co. Mayo.
Phone: (096) 76100

Opening hours:
9.30am – 12.45 and 2.00pm to 3.00pm Mon – Fri.

If you would like any further information on the above or would like to download Motor Tax Forms click on the following link: http://www.mayococo.ie/en/Services/MotorTax/

If you wish to tax your car online click on the following website link: https://www.motortax.ie