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Durham County Council

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
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed
  • Public holidays: closed

For unexpected closures, please see our disruptions, closures and warnings page.

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.

Contact us for more information.