Highland Council Issues Reminder on How to Get Support

The Highland Council has reminded the public that although their offices and buildings remain closed to the public a full range of support and information is still available.

Access into all service point buildings continues to be currently restricted for people to complete birth registrations and other high priority registrations by appointment only, and following all current social distancing and hygiene guidance.

The public can still access help and advice from service point staff by telephone and webchat services.

Contact can be made on the following numbers Monday to Friday 0800 to 1700 unless otherwise stated:

COVID-19 Freephone Helpline – 0300 303 1362

Council house repairs, pest control, housing applications and rent enquiries – 01349 886602

Planning and Building Standards – 9am to 4pm Tuesday to Friday – 01349 886608 – Monday emaileplanning@highland.gov.uk

Roads, flooding and street lighting – Emergency reports only – 01349 886601

Domestic and commercial waste issues – 01349 886603

Garden waste – 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday – 01349 886660

Make a payment by debit or credit card – 01349 886605

Elections helpline – 01349 886657

Entitlement (Blue Badge, travel and National Entitlement Cards) – 9am and 3pm Tuesday to Thursday – 01349 886604

Social Work Childrens Services – 01463 644460

Social Work Out of Hours Team – 5pm to 9am Monday to Friday – 08457 697284 – Open all day on weekends and public holidays.

Help with claiming benefits, keeping up with bills and council tax – 0800 090 1004

Help available to reduce business rates – 01463 702894

Advice for Business – 01463 713889

Or by email for:

Licensing – licensing@highland.gov.uk

Landlord Registration – landlord.registration@highland.gov.uk

Elections helpline – election@highland.gov.uk

For electoral registration queries – ero@highland.gov.uk

Environmental Health – envhealth@highland.gov.uk