Adult social care

We can support you when it comes to suitable care, from living as independently as possible and preventing falls, to finding the right home for your needs.


Benefits help and advice, including Council Tax Support and Housing Benefits. Tell us about changes in your circumstances, or find information about claims and overpayments.

Bins and waste services

Information on household, recycling and garden waste, trade, bulky and hazardous waste. What to put in your bin, find your collection day and your local tip.

Building control

Apply for building regulation approval, book site inspections and report dangerous buildings.


Business support including advertising on our digital screens and bus shelters, conference and meeting room hire and health and safety advice.

Business rates

How to pay business rates, access your online business rates account and how to get your bills by email.


Information about our CCTV systems, including locations of our cameras and how to request footage

Community centres

Blackburn with Darwen has nine community centres providing a range of services and facilities. These include conference room, meeting room and sports halls for hire


Help us plan and deliver our services by taking part in the range of consultations that we have

Council and democracy

Learn about Chief officers and structure of the council, the Constitution, Find your Councillor and Consultations

Council Tax

Find out about Council Tax bands and charges, access your Council Tax account and help or support available.

Customer services

How to get in touch with Blackburn with Darwen Council, online accounts and how to complain, leave a compliment or other feedback.

Data and information

It is important to us that we have up-to-date, relevant, and accurate information about our services so that we can continuously improve.


Help us to tackle dog fouling, what to do if you lose or find a dog or report dangerous dogs in the area.


Help us to tackle local environmental issues and make Blackburn with Darwen a better place to live, work and visit.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Find out how we aim to champion equality, diversity and inclusion in all that we do as a local authority, including meeting our obligations under the Equality Act 2010.

Families, children and young people

We support and protect children so that they can have the best future possible, from our active appeal for foster carers to helping parents with tax-free childcare


Information about Council financial affairs including accounts and expenditure, budget, pay policy and chief officers' pay scales and fees and charges.


The Council has a number of responsibilities to maintain and promote a healthy population.

Holding an event

Information about what to do if you are planning and holding an event


Housing advice & support, house rentals, private rented list, houses in multiple occupation mandatory licensing , Fire safety in houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) and energy advice.

Land and property

Information about Council land and property for sale, common land and conservation areas.


Council tax and benefits information for landlords and managing agents.

Legal notices

Legal notices including our accessibility statement, copyright declaration, disclaimer, local byelaws and the Modern Slavery Act.


Information about our library services and how to join or renew your books


Information about Blue Badges, parking fines, parking permits and car parks


Parks, open spaces and heritage trails in Blackburn and Darwen


Find out how to apply for planning permission, search for a planning application and view planning policies.

Press and media

The Communications and Engagement team handles media enquiries and publishes articles on our news website. They are the first port of call when it comes to press releases and anything media related.


Our highways department are responsible for maintaining and repairing roads and highways

Schools and education

Our aim is to provide children and young people of the borough with education and learning opportunities. We also support parents and carers when it comes to schooling.

Taxis and private hire

Guidance and information about taxis and private hire vehicles including licence applications

Transport and travel

Bus services and timetables, cycling, travel advice, journey planning and applying for a NowStar travel card