Welcome to Essex

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, children in or leaving care and health

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 and deaths, 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

Running the council

Find your councillor, Council Tax, what happens at council meetings and how the council is run

Leisure, culture and local heritage

Includes cultural events and activities, historical records, archives and building conservation

Make a payment

Pay social care and sundry invoices, penalty charges and licence fees

'Essex 2020 – a year of science and creativity’ presents over 360 events exploring science, technology, art, engineering and maths. Come and discover your inner artist, engineer or scientist!


Sign up and save with the Essex Energy Switch

Sign up and save with the Essex Energy Switch

Find out more this Big Energy Saving Week

20 January 2020

“Being fostered changed my life”

“Being fostered changed my life”

Transform a child’s life, be the parent they need

6 January 2020

Make an investment in yourself this year

Make an investment in yourself this year

Find out how to look after your mental health and wellbeing

3 January 2020

Stay up to date

Get the latest news and information about your council services