Municipal District of Bray

Welcome to the official Bray Municipal District pages on bray.ie. This section of the website offers information on council activities, documents and forms for you to download and keep you up to date with the very latest district news.

Details of the various functions and supports provided by Bray Municipal District:

Bray Municipal District covers a wide geographical area in East Wicklow, encompassing towns and villages such as Bray, Enniskerry and Kilmacanogue. This area has a population of over 35,530.

Some of the many varied functions and supports carried out by Bray Municipal District include:

  • Local representation and civic leadership
  • Maintenance and improvement of a vast networks of both local and regional roads
  • Local footpath renewal
  • Management of the housing stock owned by Wicklow County Council
  • Litter control and street cleaning
  • Drain/gully maintenance
  • Maintenance of Bray Seafront, parks, playgrounds, sporting facilities and open spaces
  • Providing ongoing information and communication with members of the public through Bray.ie and our puca text messaging system
  • Supporting local festivals and community groups
  • Promoting the town by hosting events such as Bray Air Display, the largest free air display in Ireland
  • Supporting Pieta House Darkness into Light Walk
  • Facilitating the film industry by issuing event permits in our area
  • Facilitating the delivery of a large-scale retail development within the core retail area on the Florentine site
  • Promotion of road safety through the provision of school warden services
  • Tourism and economic development
  • Maintenance of Springfield burial ground
  • Provision of public conveniences
  • Liaison with community groups throughout the area
  • Provision of a motor tax service every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10.30 am to 2 pm in Bray
  • Management of the restricted parking areas in Bray Town

Please contact us if you have any questions or comments you would like to ask or tell us.

Address:

Bray Municipal District, Civic Offices
Main Street,
Bray, Co. Wicklow

Email:

General: BrayMD@wicklowcoco.ie

Phone: 01 2744900

Fax: 01 2860930 VPN: 1035 4900

Please contact the customer care section for any queries: 01-2744900

In the event of an emergency out of normal working hours, you can contact our call answering service by dialling 01 2744900 and selecting 0.

Operating Arrangements – Wicklow County Council Offices And Municipal District Offices  (Level 5 Restrictions)

The following arrangements are in place for Wicklow County Council Offices and the Municipal District Offices for week commencing Monday, 8th February 2021.

Members of the public are asked not to visit Council offices during the period of the recently announced level 5 restrictions. Services to the public are by appointment only until further notice.

Wicklow County Council, County Buildings, Wicklow: Opening hours 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.00pm by appointment only.  The Central Customer Service area will facilitate members of the public by appointment presenting for Housing, Planning and Environmental services.    Where possible payments can be made electronically or by phone, motor taxation can and should be renewed online during Level 5 restrictions or submitted by post.  Planning applications can also be submitted by post.  If attending for an appointment members of the public will be required to complete a brief health and safety questionnaire regarding COVID-19 in order to minimise the risk of the spread of the virus. This information will be retained on file for 30 days to facilitate contact tracing if necessary but will be destroyed.  Face coverings must be worn at all times if attending council buildings.

Municipal District Offices:  The Municipal District offices at Bray, Greystones, Arklow, Wicklow and Baltinglass/Blessington are open from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, by appointment only.  In line with the current government guidelines, outdoor staff will be carrying out essential works only.

Housing services, Bray Municipal District:  Members of the public are asked to make contact in advance at braymdhousing@wicklowcoco.ie  or by telephoning (01) 2744900 if they wish to make an appointment to meet with a member of the housing staff in the Bray Municipal District Offices.

Libraries: During Level 5 restrictions Wicklow County Council Library branches will be closed to the public. Our online services will remain available throughout the closure period. Our home delivery service, will be operational during the restrictions, for details of days and routes, please contact your local branch or alternatively see www.wicklow.ie/Library-services.

Community Call hours:  The County Wicklow Community Call helpline service continues and will operate Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00pm. Telephone: 1800 868 399 or email covidsupport@wicklowcoco.ie.  Trained staff are available to co-ordinate assistance to elderly and vulnerable persons.

Recycling Facilities at Bray, Wicklow, Arklow, Avoca and Rampere remain open weekdays and on Saturdays.  Further details are available on the Council’s Website.

Re-opening Business: Outdoor tables and chairs licensing under section 254, to support social distancing for business to re-open is extended to the end of March 2021

Your Local Enterprise Office:  The LEO is the first stop shop for business supports and offers a range of supports to business impacted by COVID-19 including training, mentoring,  providing getting Brexit ready supports and access to funding.

For more information on these supports please see: https://www.localenterprise.ie/Wicklow/Financial-Supports/COVID-19/ and https://www.localenterprise.ie/response/. Please call 0404 30800 or email: enterprise@leo.wicklowcoco.ie to start the conversation.

Normal Office Opening Hours

District Administrators Office
Bray Municipal District office is open to the public from Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 12 pm and from 2 pm to 4.00 pm.

Housing Section
Housing queries are by appointment only.

Bray Customer Care
Monday to Friday  9 am -1 pm and 2 pm-5 pm

Motor Tax Section
Bray Motor Tax office is open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 9.30 am to 12 pm and from 2 pm to 3.30 pm.

Please note that all driving licence applications and queries must be sent to NDLS they cannot be accepted in Bray.

Bray Tourist Office
Tuesday to Friday (excluding bank holidays): 10 am – 1 pm and  2 pm – 4.30 pm

Access to Bray Municipal District Offices

This ‘Wicklow Welcomes All – help to plan your visit initiative takes you through different aspects involved in visiting County Buildings and the 5 Municipal District Offices (Arklow, Baltinglass, Bray, Greystones and Wicklow) and the process of accessing different services and information face-to-face.

Access to Bray Municipal District – Signed Version from Wicklow County Council on Vimeo.

Access to Bray Municipal District – Subtitled Version from Wicklow County Council on Vimeo.