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Durham County Council

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We are introducing an appointment system for council tax and benefit enquiries at all our customer access points from Monday 1 December. To make an appointment, please call 03000 26 0000.

Page location

County Hall


County Hall is our administrative headquarters.

Opening hours and location

  • Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm
  • Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

County Hall is situated on the outskirts of Durham City.

Getting to County Hall

  • By rail: County Hall is approximately 10 minutes walk from Durham Railway Station. Durham is on the east coast mainline with trains direct from London, Edinburgh and Newcastle.
  • By car: Durham is just off the A1(M) and A167 and has easy links with the A19 in the east and the A68 in the west. There is a visitor car park near the main entrance to County Hall. You can also use Park and Ride to get to County Hall.
  • By bus: Many bus services stop directly outside County Hall.

What's available?

  • Durham County Record Office
  • View planning applications for strategic and Durham City applications.