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Somerset County Council
County Hall
The Crescent
Somerset, TA1 4DY

0300 123 2224

Somerset County Council, based in Taunton, is the last tier before national government. Within Somerset there are four district councils: Mendip, Sedgemoor, South Somerset and West Somerset; and one borough council: Taunton Deane.

The Council’s duties and services are managed by the 55 elected Councillors (known within the Council as Members). Its responsibilities include:

The County also deals with floods as the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) as defined by the new Flood and Water Management Act 2010 and the Flood Risk Regulations 2009. Find more information on Somerset’s Flood & Water Management page.

1 October 2015
Last Updated
5 February 2021