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Emergency out of hours contacts

Children's social care emergency, out of hours service - 0300 123 4043
Adult's social care emergency, out of hours service - 0300 123 4042
Highways emergency, out of hours service - 0300 123 4047

Our telephone lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm and Saturdays, 9am-4pm.
Lines are closed on Sundays and public holidays.

General enquiries:

Call: 0300 123 4040
E-mail general enquiries
Text Message:
07797 870591
Textphone: 0300 123 4041

Calls to 0300 numbers cost no more than a national rate call to a 01 or 02 number.

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Our contact details are also available in British Sign Language (BSL).

Our telephone interpreting service is available to help people who call us and can't speak English.

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Adult social careArchives and local studies
Births, deaths, marriages & citizenshipBlue badge
Bus passesChildren's services and schools
Comments, compliment or complainCounty Councillors
District and borough councilsDriving courses
Fire safety enquiriesHertsHelp - our local advice service
Planning enquiriesTrading standards
Waste and recycling 

Adult Social Care

Request social care help for yourself or someone else, request help if you are a carer, Apply for Meals On Wheels, buy home help and equipment, report concerns about care homes.

Call: 0300 123 4042

Hertfordshire Equipment Returnsto return equipment borrowed from the council

E-mail Hertfordshire Equipment Service
Call: 01707 292555

Archives and local studies

E-mail archives and local studies
Call: 0300 123 4049

Births, deaths, marriages & citizenship

Book an appointment to register a birth, marriage, civil partnership or death. 

E-mail Registrations Team
Call: 0300 123 4045

For Citizenship and Change of name deeds queries:

E-mail the Citizenship team 
Call: 01707 897396

Blue badge

Apply or renew  a blue badge.
Email the blue badge team
Call: 0300 123 4042

Bus passes

Apply or renew a bus pass. 
E-mail Bus Pass Team
Call: 0300 123 4050

Children's services and schools

Report child protection concerns
Call: 0300 123 4043

School admissions, check term dates,  review school transport and more.
Call: 0300 123 4043

Find childcare providers and early years funding information
Call: 0300 123 4052

Apply for free school meals
Call: 0300 123 4048

Comment, compliment or complain

Email us
Call: 0300 123 4040

Contact a County Councillor

Find your Councillor
Write to a Councillor

District and borough councils

District and borough councils manage council tax, bin collections, housing and parking.

Driving Courses

Book a driving course
Email the driver training team
Call: 0300 123 4035

Fire safety enquiries

Book a free home fire safety check
Call: 0300 123 4046


HertsHelp is our service to help you find local help, advice or information

E-mail HertsHelp
Text "hertshelp" to 80125
Call: 0300 123 4044


Report a road, footpath or streetlight fault, find out about roadworks and more. 

Email the Highways team
Call: 0300 123 4047


To renew or reserve a book, find opening hours, book a library computer  and more.

E-mail the Libraries team
Call: 0300 123 4049

Planning Enquiries

Your district or borough council manage enquiries relating to new houses, extensions, shops and buildings.

E-mail the planning team for enquiries relating to minerals and waste, schools, fire stations and new roads.

Trading Standards

Public enquiry number
Call: 0345 4040506

Business enquiry number
(Open Monday - Friday 10am-1pm)
Call: 01707 292429

Waste and Recycling

E-mail WasteAware
Call: 0300 123 4051

Find your nearest tip

Your district and borough council manage bin collections.