Moving to your new home - council services

Voter registration

You can register to vote on the GOV.UK website.

Contact our electoral registration service if you need help or have any questions. 

Council tax

If you have recently moved home, please inform the council tax team of your new details. If you are a student, see if you can apply for a student reduction to your bill. If you are a landlord or agent, you can notify us of a change of occupation at a property.

Recycling and refuse

You can find out when you recycling and refuse will be collected and order wheelie bins or order recycling boxes. Get information on how to deal with bulky waste and how to recycle.


Many parts of the city have resident parking schemes. To find out if this applies to you visit our resident permit section. Our moving home page gives you links to information about moving between zones, reserving space for removals van and more.


You can join our library service using our online form and access your account online.  You will be given a temporary membership number and PIN which will allow you to use our online services and to reserve books.


If you need to claim housing benefit or council tax benefit, leaflets and forms are available on our website. Further advice on benefits is available from the Department for Work and Pensions and

Children and families

If you have children, you'll find information on schools admissions on our website, plus you can apply for a school place online. Also find out school holiday dates.

Our Family Information Service provides information on childcare and a range of services for children and young people such as activities, early education and family support.


Whether you are a council tenant needing more information, privately renting or own your home and want information our housing team can help. Our Planning team can advise on planning applications and alterations to your home.

Travel and transport

We can help you plan your journey in the city and give real time bus information. Cycle lanes are also available across the city.

Go to commmunity transport if you find it difficult to get on and off buses, or to get to the bus stop.

Events and activities

Brighton & Hove is perfectly situated, nestled between the beautiful Sussex countryside and an 11km stretch of seafront. There are a lot of green spaces in the city, a wealth of museums and places to visit and of course our acclaimed, exotic palace, The Royal Pavilion.

For tourist information - accommodation, shopping, restaurants and lots - more please look at VisitBrighton, our visitors' website.

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