Coronavirus (COVID-19): government restrictions in Essex

England is under national coronavirus restrictions. Find out what you can and can't do.

Go to the coronavirus hub to find out what this means for services in Essex, for advice and support.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: Visits to our offices are by appointment only

Face coverings must be worn at all times when visiting our offices, unless you are exempt from doing so.

To contact a specific department, visit the contact us page.

Visit us

Essex County Council’s main office is County Hall in Chelmsford:

County Hall
Market Road

Opening hours are 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.


Visit AccessAble, formerly Disabled Go, for access information for County Hall, C block and Seax House.

How to get here

Using Google Maps above, click on 'Directions', enter your starting point, then choose the method of travel.

By public transport

For information on bus and train services to Chelmsford, please visit the Traveline website.

The Park and Ride services provide a convenient way to reach County Hall, with a bus stop outside. For a timetable and routes, please visit the Chelmer Valley Park and Ride or the Sandon Park and Ride webpages.

By car

Please note, there is no parking on site.

The nearest short stay car park is High Chelmer. For more information on public car parks in Chelmsford town centre, please visit the Chelmsford City Council parking webpage.

Please note: we think it's important for all our residents to be treated in a courteous, polite and efficient manner. Essex County Council employees will be sensitive to customers’ needs but will not tolerate acts of abuse or aggression.

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