Contact us online
We use contact forms so that your query goes to the right place with all the information we need. This means we will be able to help you quickly and efficiently.
Each service area has its own contact form. You can find the relevant form in each section of the website. We also provide links to our most popular contact forms via the links below.
We don't publish email addresses. Email is not a secure way of sending information and our contact forms mean that we can ask you for the right details.
Services such as highways (including footpaths, potholes, street lights, grass verges and roads), schools, libraries and social services are all run by Essex County Council.
Benefits This includes getting help with paying your rent or Council Tax and submitting evidence to support your claim.
Bins and recycling This includes ordering replacements, collection dates, collection of large items and missed collections.
Council Tax This includes ways to pay, change of address, managing your account and applying for a discount or reduction.
Environment and public health This includes pest control, reporting a street problem, dogs, pay a fine (FPN) and noise and nuisance.
Electoral Services This includes registering to vote, postal votes and information on any upcoming elections.
Housing This includes homelessness, applying for social housing and information for private tenants and landlords.
Planning or building control This includes making and commenting on planning applications, making a building control application or requesting a site visit, finding out if you need permission, trees and hedges, and local land charges.