City of York Council

Ariel Photograph of YorkThis page is design to signpost you to information from City of York Council that you may find useful to know during your time in York.


To find more about any services provided by City of York Council, visit their website:

Register to vote

Whilst living in York you are eligible to vote in the local elections – register to vote.

Your Councillors

There are 47 councillors in total. If you would like to find out who your councillor is and how to contact them, use the Council's search tool.   

Residents' Associations

Residents' Associations play an important role in building local communities, contributing to our policies and shaping the delivery of services to tenants in York. The issues tackled vary, and focus on housing concerns and repairs, to community issues, crime, and environmental issues. There are many residents associations across the city, each with a geographically defined area.  

See the Council's page for further information about joining or setting up a Residents' Association.


York is renowned as a volunteering city. York offers a broad range of volunteering opportunities for you to get involved. From looking after green areas to mentoring; people of all ages and backgrounds can volunteer in the city.

Preventing mould and damp

Take a look at the York Council's guidance on mould, damp and condensation. 


Collection dates vary from place to place. To find out when your collection dates are use the Council's dedicated search tool. As a reminder, you are requested to ensure your bins are out for collection prior to 7:00pm the evening before the collection date.