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Durham County Council

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A to Z


On our A to Z you will find an alphabetical list of the services and information we offer, as well as some information about key partner organisations. Please click on the letters below to see what options are available.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  • Benefit fraud

    Benefit fraud costs all taxpayers. If you suspect someone of benefit fraud, you can report it to us anonymously in a number of ways.

  • Benefits

    Apply for housing benefit to help with your rent payments.

  • Bin collections

    Find out more about your household bin collections.

  • Births, registering

    By law you must register a baby's birth within 42 days. Registering a birth is free and if born within County Durham can be done at any register office within the county.

  • Blue Badge disability parking scheme

    If you have mobility problems, a Blue Badge parking permit will give you the right to park in disabled parking bays in town centres and car parks.

  • Breastfeeding

    The County Durham Breastfeeding Friendly Scheme encourages local businesses, including cafes and restaurants, to register and show their support for breastfeeding mothers.

  • Building control and regulations guidance

    The building control web pages offer information about how we can assist you in all functions associated with building control.

  • Building regulation approval, apply for

    This page contains advice on how to submit an application under Building Regulations. It also has downloadable application forms and fee guidance notes.

  • Bulky waste collections

    If you've got large items (bulky waste) to dispose of like furniture or white goods, or DIY waste like baths or radiators, which are too big to fit into your bin, we can take it away for a fee.

  • Apply for a bus pass

    Information about public transport fares, concessionary schemes and how to apply for bus passes.

  • Business Durham - taking care of local businesses

    Business Durham is the economic development company for County Durham, delivering the environment for business and economic growth.

  • Business Rates

    Information about business rates.

  • Business waste collection

    It is illegal to dispose of commercial or trade waste at Household Waste Recycling Centres (tips). We offer a trade waste collection service to businesses in County Durham from as little as £92 a year.