Durham County Council is made up of an elected assembly of 126 councillors accountable to over 513,000 people in County Durham. We are responsible for providing a wide range of public services to the people of the county.
We also represent and promote the interests of County Durham when dealing with regional, national and international affairs. Through effective local government, Durham County Council allows local people to look after their own affairs and to decide how and where money is best spent in their area.
In Durham, our people make the difference
Here, you will find a uniquely supportive and collaborative community of loyal individuals with rigour and resilience, intelligence and ideas, humour and humility; qualities and character that make businesses great. Our people are our strength, our inspiration and our advantage — they are good for business, your business.