Please see a selection of Frequently Asked Questions alongside helpful links and contact details to help you get in touch with the right people.
How do I find out about roadworks near me?
To find out about roadworks near you please visit the Essex County Council Highways website or telephone 0345 603 7631.
How do I apply for a Bus Pass?
For information on bus passes visit Essex County Council’s website.
How do I apply for a Disability Parking badge?
For information on applying for a disability parking badge visit Essex County Council’s website.
How do I register to vote?
You can register to vote by clicking here. Find out everything you need to know about voting in the UK here
Can I pay my Council Tax?
Uttlesford District Council administers Council Tax payments for the district. Please visit their website for details of payment methods or telephone 01799 510510.
Can I apply for housing?
For all housing enquiries visit Uttlesford District Council’s website – here you will be able to make an application for housing.
Can I pay my rent?
To pay your rent visit Uttlesford District Council’s website or telephone 01799 510510.
How do I report a pothole?
To report any of the following faults; pothole, street lights, flooding, traffic signals, please use Essex County Council Highways on line fault reporting system or telephone 0345 603 7631.
Can I order a copy of my marriage certificate?
To order a copy of your marriage certificate please either click here or telephone The Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths on 0345 603 7632 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I put my child’s name down for a school place?
To apply for a primary school place in Essex click here. To apply for a secondary school place, click here.
How do I apply for Citizenship?
Click here for further information
Which Council/Body does what?
Council/Body Telephone No.
Allotments Saffron Walden Town Council (SWTC) 07769 167179 or Uttlesford District Council (UDC) 01799 510497
Archives and Local Studies Essex Record Office 03330 132122
Saffron Walden Library Essex County Council (ECC) 0345 603 7628
Building Regulations/Building Control UDC 01799 510510
Bus Shelters ECC Highways 0345 603 7631
Car parks UDC 01799 510510
on-street parking North Essex Parking Partnership 01206 282316
Cemetery SWTC 07769 167179
Lifelong Learning ECC 0345 603 7635
Children’s Services ECC 0345 603 7627
Clean Air UDC 01799 510510
Consumer Protection ECC 0808 223 1133
Economic Development UDC 01799 510510
Education (free school meals) ECC 0345 603 7627
Elections UDC 01799 510510
Emergency Planning UDC 01799 510510
Environmental Health UDC 01799 510510
Fire and Rescue Essex County Fire & Rescue 999 in emergency
Essex County Fire & Rescue 01376 576000
Grants for various activities SWTC 01799 510510
Grants to voluntary organisations UDC 01799 510510
Health and wellbeing services ECC
Highways ECC Highways 0345 603 7631
Housing Policy and Strategy UDC 01799 510510
Libraries ECC 0345 603 7628
Local Development Framework UDC 01799 510510
Licensing UDC 01799 510510
Market SWTC 01799 516501
Minerals and Waste Policies ECC 0345 743 0430
Parking Permits North Essex Parking Partnership 01206 282316
Pest Control UDC 01799 510510
Planning UDC 01799 510510
Police Essex Police 999 in emergency
Essex Police 101 non-emergency
Public Transport ECC Highways 0345 603 7631
Refuse Collection and Recycling UDC 01799 510510
Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths UDC 01799 510510
Road Safety Safer Essex Roads Partnership 0345 6037631
Social Care and Health for Children ECC 0345 603 7627
Social Care and Health for Adults ECC 0345 603 7630
Transport Planning ECC Highways 0345 603 7631
Tree Preservation UDC 01799 510510
WasteAware ECC 0345 743 0430
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