Services we offer

Services we offer

We produce information about our services through leaflets, guidance and news releases, which appear on this website, our social media pages, our newsletters and in the local press.

The classes of information will not generally include:

  • information the disclosure of which is prevented by law, or exempt under the Freedom of Information Act, or is otherwise properly considered to be protected from disclosure
  • information in draft form
  • information that is no longer readily available as it is contained in files that have been placed in archive storage, or is difficult to access for similar reasons

Building control

The local authority building control function is carried out by the Derbyshire Building Control Partnership. They ensure compliance with Building Regulations in Chesterfield, and neighbouring authorities and can advise on dangerous structures.

Council Tax

The Council Tax is a local tax set by local councils to help pay for local services. For information on bandings, discounts, how to pay your bill and a list of FAQs. Find out more about Council Tax.

Death and bereavement services

A list of services is provided along with access to advice generally.

Election information

We manage the electoral register and arrangements for local and general elections. Find out more about elections.

Environmental health

This department can help and provide information on various subjects, including:

  • abandoned vehicles
  • fly tipping
  • food control
  • health and safety
  • housing
  • noise control
  • nuisance behaviour
  • pollution
  • pest control


Information on funding and grants available to the voluntary and community sector.


For general information, see Housing Services.

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support

Housing and Council Tax benefit is a benefit for people on a low income to help them pay their rent and Council Tax. Find out more about Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support.

Housing improvement advice

See the Home Improvements Agency for help on safety and security for older and vulnerable people.

Local Land Charges

The Local Land Charges Act 1975 and the Local Land Charges Rules 1977 gives any person the right to search the Local Land Charges Register upon payment of the prescribed fee. Find out more about Local Land Charges.


For opening times, locations and the types of markets held see Markets of Chesterfield.


The council produces a resident newsletter called Your Chesterfield three times a year and produces the Our Homes newsletter for council tenants three times a year. 

Parking services

To find out information about car parking locations and charges, see Car Parking.


The planning pages provide information on making or viewing planning applications, planning appeals and the local planning policies. 

Regulatory and licensing responsibilities

The licensing section deals with applications for licences under the Licensing Act 2003 and for services such as taxi licensing.

Visiting Chesterfield

To plan your visit, see Visitor Information.

Waste Collection and Recycling

We are responsible for emptying bins in Chesterfield for approximately 48,000 households, and aim to recycle as much waste as possible.

Services NOT provided by Chesterfield Borough Council

Some services are classed as county council responsibilities and queries about the following areas should be made to

  • waste disposal
  • education
  • children and young people’s services
  • public transport
  • fire service
  • trading standards
  • highways, footpaths and bridleways

Services for which the council is entitled to charge or recover a fee

  • building control
  • planning applications
  • Local Land Charges
  • planning policy documents

Fees for activities and events at the council’s sports centres and cultural activities may vary. 

Last updated on 18/10/2023