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Essex County Council Services

Adult social care and health

Includes social care help, advice on disabilities and health conditions, Blue Badge, paying for care and support for carers

Children, young people and families

Find services for children and young people, including social care, adoption, fostering and health and wellbeing

Schools and learning

Includes school admissions, early years and childcare, post-16 options and adult learning

Jobs and apprenticeships

Find jobs, volunteering and apprenticeship opportunities in Essex

Births, ceremonies and deaths

Includes weddings, civil partnerships, births, deaths, Coroner's service, citizenship and other ceremonies


Renew, reserve or search for a library item. Join the library, volunteer or search for an event.

Roads, streets and transport

Report a highways problem, get updates on travel, transport and roadworks

Planning, land and recycling

Includes planning applications, recycling centres and Essex Energy Switch


Includes business licences, supplying the council, trading standards and support for businesses

Running the council

Find your councillor, Council Tax, what happens at council meetings and how the council is run

Leisure, culture and local heritage

Includes cultural events and activities, historical records, archives and building conservation

Make a payment

Pay social care and sundry invoices, penalty charges and licence fees

Do you want to share your views about the services and issues that matter to you? We value your opinion and that’s why we’re looking for Essex residents aged 18 or over to join the Essex Residents’ Panel. Help make a difference to your community.

Latest News

Gritter crews ready to keep Essex's roads safe this winter

Gritter crews ready to keep Essex's roads safe this winter

Essex Highways' Winter Service now underway with staff on standby to keep county moving.

13 hours ago

Essex walk-in centres available for booster jabs

Essex walk-in centres available for booster jabs

Those who have been invited to have their booster jab can now do so at one of several walk-in centres across Essex.


Have your say on Essex Short Breaks

Have your say on Essex Short Breaks

A consultation is live for people to share their views on our Community Clubs and Activities.