Cost of living: find out about the cost of living support you could be eligible for.
Essex stands with Ukraine: read the latest updates on what you can do to help, and information for sponsors and guests on the Homes for Ukraine scheme.
Essex County Council Services
Adult social care and health
Includes social care help, advice on disabilities and health conditions, Blue Badge, paying for care and support for carers
Children, young people and families
Find services for children and young people, including social care, adoption, fostering and health and wellbeing
Schools and learning
Includes school admissions, early years and childcare, post-16 options and adult learning
Jobs and apprenticeships
Find jobs, volunteering and apprenticeship opportunities in Essex
Births, ceremonies and deaths
Includes weddings, civil partnerships, births, deaths, Coroner's service, citizenship and other ceremonies
Renew, reserve or search for a library item. Join the library, volunteer or search for an event.
Roads, streets and transport
Report a highways problem, get updates on travel, transport and roadworks
Planning, land and recycling
Includes planning applications, recycling centres and Essex Energy Switch
Includes business licences, supplying the council, trading standards and support for businesses
Leisure, culture and local heritage
Includes cultural events and activities, historical records, archives and building conservation
Running the council
Find your councillor, Council Tax, what happens at council meetings and how the council is run
Make a payment
Pay social care and sundry invoices, penalty charges and licence fees
New careers magazine launches to support Essex residents
You can now access Essex Careers, a printed and digital magazine showcasing growing sectors, job opportunities and training.
New learning and play space to be created at Colchester Library
£337,500 secured from Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and Arts Council England’s Libraries Improvement Fund.
DigiGo celebrates first birthday
Our on-demand sustainable public transport service has served more than 11,500 passengers in its first year.