Council services

Planning and conservation

Information on planning permission, building regulations, local planning policy and heritage and conservation.

Bins, recycling and waste

Check your bin collection day, find your nearest waste recycling centre, pay for garden waste and report a missed bin.

Leisure, tourism and culture

Enjoy museums, parks and the countryside, visit our libraries, leisure facilities and the county record office.

Roads, parking and travel

Get the latest updates on roadworks, Blue Badge, parking fines and permits, cycling and road improvement schemes.

Education and learning

Includes education and training courses, school admissions, school term dates and school and college transport.

Council tax

Including payments, bands, change of circumstance, exemptions and discounts.

Jobs and careers

Includes key opportunities, working for us and tips before applying for a job.

Your council

Includes voting and elections, data protection, freedom of information and councillors and elections.

Business and economy

Includes business support, funding and services, business news and premises.

Housing and homelessness

Includes housing for council tenants, private tenants and landlords and information for the homeless.

Environment and neighbourhoods

Arrange pest control, report fly-tipping or abandoned vehicles.

Adult care

Information on adult safeguarding, disabilities and the support available for carers.

Birth, deaths and marriages

Register births and deaths, book ceremonies and find out how to become British and settle in the UK.

Children and families

Find out about activities for children, childcare, adoption, fostering and the SEND Local Offer.

Licensing and registration

Includes taxis, temporary event notices, gambling, street trading and market licences.


Information and advice on housing benefit, council tax support, the Household Support Fund and more.

Community and volunteering

Information about what's happening in your community and volunteering.

Healthy living

Information on how to live a healthier life, activities to help you get active and get help for alcohol and drug issues.
A lady running on a treadmill

A new joined-up approach for council-owned leisure venues in North Yorkshire will be considered by councillors next week with a greater focus on health and well-being and unifying services for customers.

Ryedale Community Foodbank’s volunteers

A cash boost of £1,000 to a North Yorkshire foodbank which has seen demand soar amid the cost-of-living crisis will ensure the most vulnerable in society are fed and receive daily essentials.

Liberty Ingham, the daughter of the artist in residence at St Mary’s Church, Petra Ingham, looks at some of the artwork that was produced during a community workshop centred on the installation by international artist Peter Snijder.

Communities in Scarborough are being placed at the heart of a major new cultural festival to help inspire their creativity and instil a greater sense of civic pride in the seaside town.