Council services in the Epping Forest district – who does what

Epping Forest district


Council services in the Epping Forest area: who does what?

Different levels of local government provide different services, so information may save time when searching for advice or reporting an issue. If you are new to the district or just not sure who to contact at the Council when you need help and advice, this may help

Essex County Council

Essex County Council is responsible for:

Epping Forest District Council

Epping Forest District Council is responsible for:

Town and parish councils

Town and parish councils are responsible for:

  • Markets
  • Allotments
  • Play areas
  • Hall hire
  • Public toilets
  • Cemeteries
  • They are also involved in planning applications in their area

There are 24 town and parish councils in the Epping Forest district.

Epping Forest

The forest does not come under the control of Epping Forest District Council, it is the responsibility of the Corporation of London.

Visit the Corporation of London website including information on: