East Lothian Council

Frequently Asked Questions

Browse questions frequently asked East Lothian Council.

Common FAQs

Q: How can the Council help me improve my business?

Q: How can I make sure I'm on the voters roll at my new house?

Q: How can I make a claim for housing and/or council tax benefit?

Q: How can I pay my council tax?


There are six main ways to pay your council tax:

  • by direct debit
  • over the internet
  • by credit or debit card
  • by plastic payment card at any local office
  • by plastic payment card at any Post Office
  • by post

Further information on all method of payments can be found on our paying your council tax page.

Q: Where can I find information on school session dates?

Q: Where is my nearest library?

Q: Where can I find information on clubs, organisations and services in East Lothian?

Q: Where can I find recycling centres & points?

Q: How do I arrange a special uplift?

Q: Who do I contact to make marriage arrangements?

Q: How do I report a pothole or other road defect?

Q: How do I report a street lighting fault?

Q: I'm worried about antisocial behaviour, can the Council help?

Q: I have an illness/disability, can the Council provide assistance to help me stay in my own home?

Q: How do I get a blue (disabled parking) badge?

Q: Am I entitled to free bus travel and, if so, how do I apply for it?

Q: Does the Council have any rooms/facilities available to hire?

Q: How do I find out if I need planning permission or a building warrant for works I want to undertake?

Q: How do I apply to join the East Lothian supply teaching list?

Q: How can I obtain covers for my blue and green recyling boxes?

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