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


To help us plan and deliver our services the council undertakes a wide range of consultation and engagement activity. Projects can be undertaken with specific groups of people or can be open for all to take part. There may be other projects underway whose focus is on specific service users that will not appear in this section.

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.

Elections and Voting

How to register to vote, where to vote, postal votes, political structure of the Council and election results.


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 & 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.


Find out all about Blackburn with Darwen libraries; how to borrow and renew books, magazines and digital media, loan and renewal charges.


Our online portal enables you to pay a parking fine, apply for a permit or find out if you are eligible for the Blue Badge scheme.


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

Press & 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.

Roads and parking

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.

Sport and fitness

Sport & leisure centres, pitches, courts and outdoor sports facilities, how to book rooms, hire equipment and make block bookings for event bookings and make block bookings.

Transport and travel

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