Flood and water management

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Rights of way

How we look after our rights of way network

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Elections and voting

You can find out about upcoming elections quickly and easily online

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Find your councillor

You can find your councillor and how to contact them online quickly and easily

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Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Find out how to research local history on the Somerset Archives website

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Somerset Brick and Tile Museum

Find out more on The Somerset Brick and Tile Museum website

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Somerset Rural Life Museum

Find out more on The Somerset Rural Life Museum website

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The Museum of Somerset

Find out more on The Museum of Somerset website

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Visit LibrariesWest

You can search our catalogue or renew your library items online at LibrariesWest

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Find your library online

You find a list of all our libraries online including locations, opening times and contact details

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Your District Council

Somerset County Council doesn't collect your rent, this is dealt with by your local District Council.

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Your District Council

Somerset County Council doesn't process planning applications, this is dealt with by your local District Council.

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Waste and recycling centres

Waste and recycling centres are managed by Somerset Waste Partnership

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Waste and recycling collections

Waste and recycling collections are handled by Somerset Waste Partnership

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Somerset Council Council, County Hall, The Crescent, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4DY

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Request information on road record boundaries

Request information on highway boundary ownership - stopping up requests and queries about retaining walls

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Your District Council

Somerset County Council doesn't process your council tax, this is dealt with by your local District Council.

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Email security

We have introduced a more secure way to send and receive personal or commercially sensitive information by email.

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Pay the council

You can make a payment to the Council here, provided you have a customer number and invoice reference.

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Contact Trading Standards

Trading standards services in Devon and Somerset are a joint service. You can find more information on their website

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Find contract opportunities with the Council

Find upcoming contract opportunities and information about the tendering process

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Commercial and Procurement, B2 East, County Hall, Taunton, TA2 8EW

Our Local Offer

The Local Offer provides information on the services available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) aged between 0 to 25 and how to access them.

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Customer Contact, PO Box 618, Taunton, TA1 3WF

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Volunteer with the Council

Volunteering is for anyone who is looking to get involved in their local community, as well as making a difference,

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Attend a council meeting

You are welcome to attend and listen. You can speak at ‘Public Question Time’ at any council public meeting, but you do need to give advance notice for some.

Meeting dates

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Make a freedom of information request to the council

You have the right to ask us for recorded information on any subject, but not about private individuals.

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Make a comment, compliment or complaint

Tell us if we have got something right, or could have done something better.

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Somerset County Council, Comments, Compliments, Complaints, Customer Contact, County Hall, Taunton, Somerset TA1 4DY 

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Concessionary bus passes

Somerset residents who are of pensionable age or eligible on the grounds of disability can apply for a concessionary bus pass

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PPC302, Somerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4DY

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Pay a parking fine

You can pay a Parking Fine using our online form

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Apply/renew a Blue Badge

You can apply for or renew a Blue Badge using the online form

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How to foster in Somerset

All information relating to fostering in Somerset can be found on the Fostering in Somerset site

Fostering in Somerset

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How to adopt in Somerset

All information relating to adoption in Somerset can be found on the Adopt south west site

Adopt south west

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Apply to start school online

Standard applications have now closed. You can make a late application using our "Make a late application" form

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Customer Contact, PO Box 618, Taunton, TA1 3WF

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Find information online

Giving parents, carers and young people advice and support to prevent a crisis

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Customer Contact, PO Box 618, Taunton, TA1 3WF

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Report someone at risk

0300 123 2224

If you are worried about the safety of a child or adult, please contact us immediately

Nursing and residential homes

Looking for information on nursing and residential homes

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Equipment to help you

Ask us for information and advice on equipment to help you stay independent

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Home care and support

Ask us for information and advice about home care and support

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Book an appointment online

You can book an appointment with a registrar online

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You can book an appointment to register a birth online

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Book an appointment online

You can book an appointment to register a death online

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Apply online

You can apply for a copy of a marriage certificate online quickly and easily.

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Apply online

You can apply for a copy of a birth certificate online quickly and easily.

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Somerset Registration Services, Certificate Services, Somerset Heritage Centre, Brunel Way, Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton, TA2 6SF

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Problems on the road

It's quickest and easiest to report problems on the road online

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Report a person at risk

To report a child or an adult at risk, including weekends and public holidays please call 0300 123 2224.

To contact the emergency services (Police, Fire and Ambulance), call:

  • 999 for emergencies
  • 101 for non-emergencies

Our address

Below is our postal address:

Somerset County Council
County Hall
The Crescent
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 4DY

Twitter

Follow @SomersetCouncil to send us tweets and receive live updates on a range of services

Hubs and Libraries

We have a number of locations across the county which allow you to access our services

Contact your councillor

Contact your councillor(s) directly if you have a local issue you would like to raise or need help with