About the council

Find out more about what functions our council carries out, plus the functions of the county council and parish councils.

South Staffordshire Council is a district council, working alongside Staffordshire County Council and local parish councils as part of a three-tier local government system.

South Staffordshire District Council  

Staffordshire is divided into eight districts - we serve South Staffordshire. 

South Staffordshire Council provides services for the cost in council tax of £2.51* a week (average Band D). This makes us the fifth lowest district council tax in England. *This amount is for year 2022/23.

Your council covers:

  • Anti-social behaviour and community safety  
  • Bereavement services  
  • Building control  
  • Business Hub services  
  • Commercial development and regeneration  
  • Council tax collections and Business Rates  
  • Elections  
  • Environmental health  
  • Fly-tipping  
  • Food hygiene and safety  
  • Grounds maintenance (excluding public highways) 
  • Homelessness prevention  
  • Housing advice  
  • Housing benefits and council tax support  
  • Leisure  
  • Licensing  
  • Litter, graffiti, fly-posting and dog offences  
  • Noise nuisance/pollution  
  • Planning applications and policy  
  • Planning enforcement  
  • Road sweeping (routine only)  
  • Tourism  
  • Waste and recycling collections 

There are 42 district councillors in South Staffordshire.  

Find out more about your local councillor.  

View the Council Plan for 2020 to 2024 and the other strategy documents

Staffordshire County Council

The county council covers the whole of Staffordshire and provides services such as: 

  • Adult social care 
  • Blue badges (new and renewal) 
  • Bus passes 
  • Children services 
  • Education 
  • Footpaths 
  • Highways maintenance (including potholes), 
  • Road closures and diversions 
  • Recycling centres (tips) and much more.  

There are eight county councillors covering the area of South Staffordshire.  

Find your local councillor.

Local parish councils 

There are 27 parish councils in South Staffordshire and they can help on a number of local issues.  

They are responsible for smaller local services such as community centres, allotments and war memorials.

Find your local parish council

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