Local councils

Within the borders of Norfolk there is a hierarchy of county, district and parish councils.

Within this three-tier structure there is some duplication and overlap of responsibilities between the different levels.

At Norfolk County Council we provide the strategic and more costly services like social services, trading standards, fire and rescue, transport and education.

Norfolk is then sub-divided into seven district, borough and city councils:

  • Breckland
  • Broadland
  • Great Yarmouth
  • King's Lynn and West Norfolk
  • North Norfolk
  • Norwich
  • South Norfolk

Their individual contact details are below. To find your local council, visit Where I Live and enter your postcode. 

The district, borough and city councils are each responsible within their districts for:

  • Council tax collection
  • Housing
  • Refuse collection
  • Street cleaning
  • Economic development
  • Environmental Health
  • Leisure facilities

The districts are further divided up into parish or town councils, each with their own elected councils.

All the powers of a parish council are shared with a district council. Parishes deal with local services and problems at a very practical, detailed level.

District, borough and city council contact details

To find your local council, enter your postcode on our map.

Breckland District Council

Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1EE

Tel: 01362 656870
Fax: 01362 692582

Breckland House, St. Nicholas Street, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 1BT

Tel: 01362 656870
Fax: 01842 765117
Email: contactus@breckland.gov.uk
Website: www.breckland.gov.uk

Broadland District Council

Thorpe Lodge, Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 0DU

Tel:01603 431133
Fax: 01603 300087
Email: reception@broadland.gov.uk
Website: www.broadland.gov.uk

Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Town Hall, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2QF

Tel: 01493 856100
Fax: 01493 846359
Email: enquiries@great-yarmouth.gov.uk
Website: www.great-yarmouth.gov.uk

King's Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council

King's Court, Chapel Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1EX

Tel: 01553 616200
Fax: 01553 691663
Email: contact@west-norfolk.gov.uk
Website: www.west-norfolk.gov.uk

North Norfolk District Council

Holt Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9EL

Tel: 01263 513811
Fax: 01263 515042
Email: districtcouncil@north-norfolk.gov.uk
Website: www.north-norfolk.gov.uk

Norwich City Council

City Hall, Norwich, NR2 1NH

Tel: 0344 980 3333
Fax: 01603 213000
Email: info@norwich.gov.uk
Website: www.norwich.gov.uk

South Norfolk District Council

South Norfolk House, Swan Lane, Long Stratton, Norwich, NR15 2XE

Tel: 01508 533633
Fax: 01508 533695
Email: council@s-norfolk.gov.uk
Website: www.south-norfolk.gov.uk