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About our council and area

We are the largest council in the North East covering 862 square miles, we have a budget of around 1.3 billion which helps us provide services for more than 513,000 people.

We have a vision and three strategic ambitions to develop County Durham over the next 15 years. Our proposed vision for 2035 is that County Durham is a place where there are more and better jobs, people live long and independent lives and our communities are well connected and supported.

Take a look at Our vision and priorities and find out if you think you can help us make a difference to the people and communities we are here to serve.

We have far reaching and wide-ranging responsibilities including street lighting, libraries, leisure facilities, education and housing, all of which we can only deliver with the commitment and enthusiasm of our people.

We employ over 16,000 staff across five services, they are:

See our About Us page to find out more about our council and county.


Contact us
Customer Services
03000 26 0000
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UQ