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.
David and Caroline Harper, with their children, Phillip and Lucy walking past the sign for Hudswell

Families have welcomed a decision to introduce a council tax premium on second homes to help to tackle a critical lack of affordable housing that is undermining North Yorkshire’s communities.

from left to right, Long Course Weekend’s founder and chief executive, Matthew Evans, Flo Grainger, owner of the Old Station Caravan Park, Masham Parish Council vice-chair, Ian Johnson, North Yorkshire Council’s executive member for open to business, Cllr Derek Bastiman pictured with the Long Course Weekend flag in Masham.

Community leaders and business owners have welcomed the announcement that a sporting event expected to bring up to £2 million into the North Yorkshire economy has a new host town.

Sheep farmers putting sheep in a triler.

Rural communities across North Yorkshire are being showcased in a new radio programme which has been launched to highlight the work of the county’s farmers and food producers.