Durham County Council

Category: Services

Durham County Council is a local authority administering all significant local government functions in the unitary authority area of County Durham in North East England.

General enquiries: 03000 26 0000 (including roads, footpaths and streetlights, rubbish and recycling, commercial waste, neighbourhood wardens, stray dogs, abandoned vehicles, pest control, street cleaning, litter and dog fouling, graffiti, fly tipping, fly posting, maintenance of parks and open spaces, parks and cemeteries)

Benefits: 03000 26 2000

Business rates: 03000 268 997

Council tax: 03000 26 4000

Registration Service: 03000 26 6000

Social Care Direct/Report a concern about a child: 03000 267 979 (your first point of contact if you are concerned about a child or young person, or need social care help and support)

Care Connect: 03000 262 195 (community alarm service to help people maintain independence)

Welfare Rights Service: 03000 268 968 (9.00am – 12 noon – for help with questions about social security benefit and tax credit issues)