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Hackney carriage vehicle licence

We are responsible for issuing hackney carriage vehicle licences.

Handihelp service

The Handihelp Service subsides small repairs and jobs around your house for those living in Sedgemoor, Taunton Deane and West Somerset

Have your say

Compliments, suggestions and complaints process.

Health and safety

We deal with all aspects of Health and Safety in lower risk workplaces.

Health and safety at work

We enforce health and safety law in lower risk premises throughout Taunton Deane.

Health and wellbeing strategy

TDBC and WSC are members of the Somerset Health and Wellbeing Board. We support the countywide Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Somerset 2013-2018, which seeks to improve the health and wellbeing of the residents, especially those communities with poorer health and quality of life.


Hedgerows in Taunton Deane.

High hedges

Under the High Hedges legislation, which is in Part 8 of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003, it is now possible to make a formal complaint to the council about certain hedges.

High Street

High Street Car Park

Hinkley Point C housing fund strategy

Hinkley Point C Housing Fund Strategy

Hinkley Point C new nuclear development

New nuclear development at Hinkley Point C.

History and tradition of Mayor of Taunton Deane

Find out about the History and Tradition of the Mayor of Taunton Deane here.

Hold an event on council land

Land belonging to Taunton Deane Borough Council can be hired depending on our approval and the organiser signing a permit.

Holding a street party

If you intend to hold a street party you need to notify the Council. Any one can apply to hold a small private street party or community event.

Home boarding licence

We are responsible for licensing business owners who provide accommodation for other peoples cats and dogs within their own home as a home boarding establishments in Taunton Deane.


If you are single or a couple aged between 16-24 with no dependent children then further assistance is available at Young People Somerset, Belvedere Trading Estate, Taunton.

House to house collection

We are responsible for issuing house to house collection permits for people who want to collect money or property, door to door, from houses or businesses.

Housing and communities

We work with community, partners and stakeholders to meet and improve the local housing and health and wellbeing needs of the local population.

Housing Benefit

Information about Housing Benefit - who can get it and how we work it out

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support

Information about Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support.

Housing Benefit overpayments

Information on Housing Benefit overpayments, how they occur and how and when we will recover them

Housing needs surveys

As a local authority, we regularly assess housing need. In order to do this, the Housing Enabling team undertake Housing Needs Surveys on behalf of Parish Councils, Developers, etc.

Housing options

The housing options service offers a free and confidential service to homeless or potentially homeless people.

Housing standards for private tenants

Private landlord, tenant or owner advice and support for Sedgemoor, Taunton Deane and West Somerset for housing standards and disabled adaptations

Housing strategy

Providing the right type of housing whilst providing the right health solutions and supporting the local economy are the themes of the Somerset Strategic Housing Framework 2018-2022

How do I become a councillor?

Information on how to become a councillor can be found here.

How much is my Council Tax?

Find out how much Council Tax you have to pay in Taunton Deane

How to apply for a job

Currently all vacancies advertised for the Council require the completion of an application form.

How to comment on a planning application

If you would like to make comments to planning application, easiest way is to do it from here.


We are responsible for authorising public demonstrations or stage performances of hypnosis.