Contacting us

Customer services

Our customer services centre in Harrogate has reopened for pre-booked appointments.

Please call our friendly team on 01423 500600 to make arrangements if you need to come in and see us.

Alternatively, you can send us a message or send an email to

This website is available 24/7. If you sign up for a My Account, you can manage things like your council tax online.

Further information for residents and businesses can be found by visiting

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Sign up to our text and email alerts which will notify you directly about changes to bank holiday collections. Residents can sign up to the service at or by calling 01423 500600.

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At Harrogate Borough Council we pride ourselves on providing you with great service and want to ensure our services offer good value for money. Please take a couple of minutes to complete our survey and let us know what you think.

Customer satisfaction survey

Opening times

8.30am until 5pm Monday to Thursday
8.30am until 4.30pm on Fridays

Live chat

Available during office hours.

8.30am until 5pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am until 4.30pm on Fridays.

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01423 500600 during office hours

The out of hours emergency number is 01423 556300. The emergency number is only for genuine emergencies relating to council services.

The council offices are closed on bank holidays, although you can continue to access online services on this website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our customer service centre is at civic centre, St Lukes Avenue, Harrogate HG1 2AE.

Upcoming bank holidays

The next bank holiday is Monday 27 December Christmas Day (substitute day).

Monday 27 December Christmas Day (substitute day)
Tuesday 28 December Boxing Day (substitute day)

Monday 3 January New Year's Day (substitute day)
Friday 15 April Good Friday
Monday 18 April Easter Monday
Monday 2 May Early May bank holiday
Thursday 2 June Spring bank holiday
Friday 3 June Platinum Jubilee bank holiday
Monday 29 August Summer bank holiday
Monday 26 December Boxing Day
Tuesday 27 December Christmas Day (substitute day)

If a bank holiday is on a weekend, a 'substitute' weekday becomes a bank holiday, normally the following Monday.