Our payments system will not be available between 1.30pm on Tuesday 24 January and 1.30pm on Wednesday 25 January. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
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.
The Families Information Service is a free and impartial information service that supports families with children and young people on all aspects of family life.
Group Exercise (GX) is an exciting programme of group exercise classes to help you get fit, stay active and feel great.
In this section you'll find emergency contacts, help and safety advice if you're being flooded, what's in place locally and what you can do to reduce the risk and impact of flooding.
Find information about flytipping, how to report it and our responsibilities as householders and businesses to dispose of waste legally.
The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme is a national scheme run by the Food Standards Agency in partnership with local authorities. The scheme provides consumers with information about hygiene standards in food premises.
This section contains information and advice for businesses on food safety matters.
Find information about fostering and foster care in County Durham.
Private fostering is the term used to describe an arrangement made privately (without our involvement) where a child under 16 (if disabled, under 18) is cared for and lives with an adult who is not a close relative.
This page provides information and guidance on our approach to counter fraud and corruption including our strategy and fraud response plan.
Make a Freedom of Information or an Environmental Information Regulations request online, or look at our publication scheme for more information.
If you're getting new furniture, or have unwanted furniture which you want to get rid of, contact one of the county's furniture reuse schemes. They will collect and make use of your old items.