Chelmsford City Council

Opening hours

The normal opening hours for our Civic Centre offices are 8:45am to 4:45pm, Monday to Friday.

On the last Wednesday of each month, we open at 10am to allow for training.

We are closed on bank holidays.

Freighter House, our Waste and Recycling office, is also open from 8:45am to 4:45pm, Monday to Friday.

Our other services, such as our sports centres, Theatres and Museums, open at different times.

Christmas opening hours

Our main Civic Centre offices will be closed on:

  • Monday 24 December (Christmas Eve)
  • Tuesday 25 December (Christmas Day)
  • Wednesday 26 December (Boxing Day)
  • Thursday 27 December
  • Friday 28 December
  • Monday 31 December (New Year's Eve)
  • Tuesday 1 January 2019 (New Year's Day)
We will reopen as normal on Wednesday 2 January 2019.

Freighter House will close at 12.30pm on Christmas Eve. It will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.


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