Services we provide

InformationDescriptionFrequency of publicationDetails of Charges
Contact usHow to contact the Council by telephoneAs requiredNo charge
Adult social careHelping you to find the support you need to stay healthy, happy and independentAs requiredNo charge
Births, deaths, marriagesRegister births and deaths and plan marriage, civil partnership, celebratory and citizenship ceremoniesAs requiredSee website
Blue BadgesHelping you park nearer your destination if you have a disability meaning  you are unable to walk farAs requiredCharge on application
Childrens social careChild protection, children in care, fostering, adoptionAs requiredNo charge

Country parks

Grand Western Canal 

Stover Country Park 

Devon County Council owns and manages two country parks; see links to right –  these provide facilities for both local residents and visitors to enjoy a range of countryside recreation opportunities and are important sites for wildlife.As required

Stover Country Park parking charges 

Grand Western Canal 

EducationEarly years, schools, families and young peopleAs requiredNo charge
Fees and chargesHighways, planning and transportAs requiredCharges 
Health protectionProtecting the health of people in Devon and responding to any health-related emergencies is part of our public health roleAs requiredNo charge
LibrariesFree access to thousands of books, eBooks, audiobooks, online reference, music and magazines. We have Intellectual Property (IP) Centres and FabLab. Each library runs numerous events and activities for all the family, and help is available to help you find anything you need.As requiredFees and charges 
Media releasesAn archive of press releases issued by the CouncilAs requiredNo charge
Park and RideExeter Park and Ride sites, stops and times. Services are operated by Stagecoach South WestAs required.Fares – Stagecoach South West 
Pothole repairsRepairs to potholes which meet the criteria in our Highway Safety Policy (Appendix 1, part 1.1 ). If the pothole meets these criteria it is classed as a safety defect and there will be a temporary or permanent repair depending on the category of the road.As required.No charge.
Public transportWhether you’re a frequent bus user, or haven’t hopped on board for a while, you’re in the right place to find information to help you get wherever you need to be.As requiredNo charge
RecyclingDevon County Council is responsible for the safe disposal of all municipal household waste generated in the eight districts of Devon. Plymouth and Torbay have their own arrangements.As requiredChargeable waste
Regulatory & Licensing responsibilitiesOur responsibilities to manage certain licencesAnnualNo charge
Roads and transportPothole reporting, parking, road closures, road maintenance, roadworks and street lightsAs requiredHighways fees and charges 
Roads  safetyOur vision is that every route and every mode should be available to everybody, free from the risk or fear of harm.As requiredNo charge
Support for local businessesA list of support services to aid local businessesAs requiredNo charge

Tourism activities

Country Parks 


Explore Devon 


Local history 

Leisure, events, libraries, local history, green spacesAs requiredNo charge
Trading StandardsAdvice and support to help businesses grow and develop, to protect consumers and the economy by ensuring legal and honest trading, to help the agriculture industry maintain good animal health and welfare, and to other local authorities.As requiredNo charge
Waste disposalResponsibility for the safe disposal of all municipal household waste generated in the eight districts of Devon.As requiredNo charge