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The risks of coronavirus remain high. To keep everyone safe, please stay cautious. Get the latest information about coronavirus.

You may be able to get help or find the answer to your question by searching this website. Please make sure you've looked for the information you need before contacting us.

Using our website, you can report problems, make payments, apply for benefits, and lots more common tasks, at any time and on any day, rather than waiting for the phone lines or Customer Centre to open.

General enquiries

You may be able to get help or find the answer to your question by searching this website before you contact us.

Phone: 01642 245432 (Monday to Thursday, 8:30am to 5pm, and Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm)

Online via Twitter: @mbrocouncil

Post: Middlesbrough Council, PO Box 500, Middlesbrough, TS1 9FT

Compliments, comments and complaints

If you want to make a complaint, pay us a compliment, or give us feedback, you can use the complaints and feedback form.

Contact a specific team

You may be able to find the answer to your question or make a payment or application online, so please search this website before you contact us.

Please note, many teams get a lot of calls from residents, so your call may be placed into a queue before it's answered.

Bins and rubbish

Find out when your bin will be collected.

Report a missed bin collection.

Report fly tipping.

Get a large item of rubbish collected (bulky waste collection).

Alternatively you can phone 01642 726001.

Business Rates

Find details about paying Business Rates and claiming exemptions.

Do you need to provide evidence or ask a question about your Business Rates account? Use the revenues enquiry form.

Phone:
01642 726006 (10am to 4pm)
Email:
ndr@middlesbrough.gov.uk

To arrange payment of business rates by Direct Debit, please call: 01642 726006 (10am to 4pm)

To pay business rates by debit card, please call the 24 hour payment line on: 01642 726726

Council Tax

Find details about Council Tax accounts, including property banding, discounts, or what to do if you have difficulties paying your bill.

Do you need to provide evidence or ask a question about your Council Tax account? Use the revenues enquiry form.

To arrange payment of Council Tax by Direct Debit, call: 01642 726006 (10am to 4pm)

To pay Council Tax by debit card, call the 24 hour payment line: 01642 726726

For other enquiries, call 01642 726006 (10am to 4pm).

Environment services

Report an environmental problem online.

Street cleaning, road and pavement repairs, graffiti removal, street lighting, litter, fly tipping, abandoned vehicles, noisy neighbours, housing, stray dogs and trees.

Phone: 01642 726001

Free school meals

Apply for free school meals using the online form

Emailfsm@middlesbrough.gov.uk

Freedom of Information (FOI)

Make an FOI request using the online FOI request form.

Phone: 01642 729696 or 01642 729698

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction

Claim Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction online.

Do you need to provide evidence or ask a question about your Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction claim? Use the benefits enquiry form.

Phone: 01642 726006 (10am to 4pm)

Needles

Report discarded needles using the online form.

Phone: 01642 726001

For drug exchange information, contact Lifeline on 01642 225479.

Press and media

Angus Hoy
Communications Manager
Phone:
01642 729502
Email:
angus_hoy@middlesbrough.gov.uk

Andrew Pain
Senior Communications Officer
Phone:
01642 729503
Email:
andrew_pain@middlesbrough.gov.uk

School admissions

Find details about school admissions.

Phone:
01642 201890
Email:
schooladmissions@middlesbrough.gov.uk

School details

Find details about schools in Middlesbrough.

Social care (adult)

Email:
adultaccessteam@middlesbrough.gov.uk
Phone:
01642 065070
Minicom:
01642 726980

Out of hours phone:
01642 524 552
Minicom:
01642 602346

Find out about reporting an adult safeguarding concern

Social care (children)

Phone:
01642 726004
Out of hours phone:
01642 524 552

Report child abuse or neglect (members of the public)

Find out about reporting a child safeguarding concern (professionals)

Subject Access Request

Download a Subject Access Request form online.

Universal Credit

You’ll need to contact the government for everything to do with Universal Credit, including how much you’re paid, when you’re paid, if your circumstances have changed, why your payments have been stopped, and any complaints.

Universal Credit helpline
Phone:
0800 328 5644

Make a complaint about Universal Credit.

Website feedback

You can submit feedback about the council website by emailing us. If your feedback is about a specific page, please make sure to tell us which page it is.

Email:
digital@middlesbrough.gov.uk

Please note, the address above is only for submitting feedback about the website. It is not a customer service email address. Any enquiries not relating to the website will be deleted and not forwarded on. Please do not send us confidential information.

If you can't find the right contact details on this page or elsewhere on the website, please call the general enquiry number (01642 245432).

You can also see a list of council-owned social media accounts.

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