Donegal County Council was formed under the Local Government (Ireland) Act 1898, its first meeting was held in 1899. It took over many of the functions of the Grand Jury and the Boards of Guardians. When the Donegal Board of Health and Public Assistance was abolished in 1942 it took over its public health functions too and retained them until the Health Boards were established in the 1970s.
Archival History ↴
Donegal County Council' s Motor Tax registers were held at the motor tax office in Lifford until the establishment of the Donegal County Archives in 1999.
Immediate Source Acquisition ↴
Content & Structure
Scope & Content: Donegal County Council ↴
Motor Tax Registers for motor cars and motor bicycles, giving serial number; date of application for registering name and address; name and address of intended registered owner; mark, class and horse power of new vehicle; registration number allocated; date of subsequent registration and issue of original tax disc; remarks. The extant registers date from 1903 – 1923; 1951 – 1992. (CC/7/1/1 – CC/7/1/9)
Appraisal Destruction ↴
Further accruals of electronic records expected in the future.
The registers are arranged in date order.
Conditions of Access & Use
Conditions Governing Reproduction
Photocopying not allowed. Digital photography allowed under certain conditions.
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Characteristics Tech Req
These very large bound volumes are in very poor physical condition and need to be handled with the utmost care.
ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
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