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Contact Trading Standards

5 April 2017

We strive to offer a prompt service to all our customers. Contacts from consumers are answered initially by the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline, a government-funded national advice line. The helpline offers clear, practical and impartial advice about the purchase of goods or services.

Contact by telephone 

We prefer you contact us by telephone because an advisor will be able to quickly identify your needs and make sure you're advised of your rights and the most appropriate action to be taken.
  • Consumers call: 03454 040506
  • Businesses call: 0345 603 7626

Contact by email: Consumers

Your email will go via our national helpline, run by Citizens Advice.  Use the online complaints form.

Contact by email: Businesses
If you cannot find the information you require using our business guidance pack or use the link below to register for business advice, the first hour is free: 


Contact by post 

If you're unable to contact us by telephone or email you can send a letter. However, please note there may be a delay in processing your enquiry if it's sent by post, due to the time it takes to receive, assess and redirect mail to the appropriate person or organisation. We may require further information in order to fully assess your requirements and would appreciate it if telephone or email contact details are supplied.
Essex County Council
Trading Standards
County Hall
Market Road