Latest news

All the latest news across South Somerset from your District Council.

About us

About South Somerset District Council

Report it, online services and payments

Pay a bill or council invoice, report a missed bin collection or change in circumstances, make an application or tell the council about something.

Your area

Get information about where you live. Includes waste and recycling, council tax and an interactive map.

Contact us

Contact us online, call us or visit us in person. Have a say about issues in your local community. Find out about our complaints procedure and senior management structure.

Planning and building control

Land and premises, planning permission, building control, planning policy. conservation, strategic housing and view applications online.

About Our District

Want to find out more about South Somerset, your parish or ward? This section contains full profiles for your area.

Elections and voting

Information on forthcoming elections and registering to vote

Council Tax Information

Information on Discounts, Exemptions, penalties and how to pay your Council Tax bill.

Housing Benefit / Council Tax Support / Universal Credit

Information on Housing Benefit / Council Tax Support / Universal Credit and how to apply for them. Information about changes in circumstances you need to report and penalties for not doing so


Information for your business, business relocation and local regeneration.

Business rates

Business rates or national non-domestic rates (NNDR) are collected from businesses by councils on behalf of central government.

Councillors and Meetings

Councillors, meetings and decisions, elections, parish/town councils, overview and scrutiny.


Information on independent living, housing solutions, your home, private sector housing.

Licensing, permits, registrations and notifications

Information, online applications and forms.


Funding and support, equality and diversity, area working and the Localism Act

Community safety

Partnerships, Safer and stronger neighbourhoods, Speed Watch, road safety and how to get involved.


Recycling and Waste, streetscene services, environmental health, countryside, emergency planning, climate change.

Leisure and culture

Play and youth, sports and health, museums and heritage, the arts, tourism and local markets.

Jobs and volunteering

Job Vacancies, working for us, placement schemes and volunteering.

Planning search

Please enter a planning reference or a keyword in the box and click Search.

British Sign Language Videos

British Sign Language Videos