Cork County Council has a Total Stock of nearly 7,500units. A dedicated response maintenance unit deals with routine and emergency maintenance calls. In 2017 a total of 6,574 response maintenance calls were attended to throughout the county. Maintenance calls comprise of mainly: plumbing, heating, electrical, internal & external structural issues.

If there are repairs that need to be carried out to your home, you should first check whether it is your responsibility to carry out the repair. The tenant shall be charged for any unnecessary call-outs for inspection of items that are actually the tenant’s responsibility.

If the particular item is the Council’s responsibility you should report it to the Council. We will attend to your request as soon as possible.     

Emergency: These are repairs carried out where there is a possible danger to human life eg. smoking fuse board, faulty sockets.             

Urgent: These are repairs carried out quickly to avoid damage to the dwelling eg. leaking pipes, no water in the hot tap, leaking roof.       

Routine: These are medium priority repairs eg. plastering jobs, downpipes and gutters, external windows and doors.

You can view the current Tenant Handbook for more info on repairs.

Contact Us:
South Cork
, Housing Dept, Cork County Council, Floor 4, County Hall, Cork  Tel 021 4285302
North Cork, Housing Dept, Council Offices, Annabella, Mallow, Co. Cork Tel  022 30469
West Cork, Housing Dept, Cork County Council, Kent Street, Clonakilty, Co. Cork  Tel 023 8863728 

The Council is generally responsible for the repair and maintenance of the items affecting the structure of our properties such as those listed below when it is as a result of normal wear and tear. Please note this list is non-exhaustive.

Structure of the Dwelling:

  • Roofs (including tiles/slates, ridge cappings and barges)
  • External portion of chimney & cappings, fascia and soffits
  • External walls and ceilings of dwelling (including plastering, rendering & blockwork/brickwork), window frames and sashes which are in need of replacement
  • External doors & door frames excluding door handles, locks and letterboxes
  • Serious internal dampness due to issues with the fabric of the dwelling and not by inappropriate use of the building e.g. blocking vents or drying clothes indoors with no ventilation, etc
  • Repair and maintenance of gutters and downpipes

Electrical Repairs:

  • Electrical wiring 
  • Repairs to sockets, light switches, showers (other than showers installed by the tenant), fuse boards

Plumbing Repairs:

  • Water storage tanks
  • Repairs of stopcocks, back boilers and hot water cylinders 
  • Taps
  • External waste pipes and drains
  • Toilet bowls and cisterns, cracked or leaking 'through normal wear and tear'

Cooking & Heating Appliances:

  • Repair and/or replacement of immersion heaters


Contact Us:
South Cork
, Housing Dept, Cork County Council, Floor 4, County Hall, Cork  Tel 021 4285302
North Cork, Housing Dept, Council Offices, Annabella, Mallow, Co. Cork Tel  022 30469
West Cork, Housing Dept, Cork County Council, Kent Street, Clonakilty, Co. Cork  Tel 023 8863728 

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