Contact us online

We use contact forms so that your query goes to the right place with all the information we need. This means we will be able to help you quickly and efficiently.

Each service area has its own contact form. You can find the relevant form in each section of the website. We also provide links to our most popular contact forms via the button above.

We don't publish email addresses. Email is not a secure way of sending information and our contact forms allow us to better collect the information we need to deal with your enquiry.

You can contact us by phone during our opening hours, by calling the service you need. You can find the relevant phone number in each section of the website.

You can also call our main number, which is 01245 606606. If you call this number, you will need to use our automated system.

To use the automated system, you need to clearly state what service you want, or the name of person you want to speak to.

The automated system recognises voices, and if there is a lot of background noise, it may not be able to recognise what you are saying.

Our Customer Service Centre is located in our Civic Centre

Our opening hours are 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, where you can access general advice and signposting.

We do not offer face to face interviews. 

You can contact us by post using our address:

Chelmsford City Council
Civic Centre
Duke Street

If you are submitting an application or payment by post, you should address it to the relevant service.

You can also use the post box at our Customer Service Centre, Civic Centre. 

We check our post box regularly, but the most reliable way to contact us or make a payment is online.

We expect the highest standards of conduct and integrity from anyone who works for us, whether they are employees or contractors. 

We will investigate any allegations that we have not met these standards. We take all complaints seriously and are keen to resolve your problem.

You can find out how to make a complaint. 

You can find contact details for our the Press Office on our City Life news website.

For some services, we will only discuss the details of your case with you or with someone who has your permission to talk to us.

You can find out more about how to give someone authority to discuss your affairs with us.

We have profiles and accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Nextdoor, LinkedIn and YouTube.

You can find more information about our social media accounts and our house rules.

Is there something wrong with this page?

You can report issues with the website using our website feedback form, which will go directly to the Web Team. This team will be unable to deal with your enquiry if it is not related to the website.