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The way we operate the Customer Service Centre at the Council Offices has changed to suit you and how you're accessing our services. During the pandemic, we moved to an appointment only system to protect our customers and colleagues. This change is now permanent to reflect the way you are choosing to contact us.

Many of our services are available without needing to visit us, so please only book an in-person appointment if it is essential. If you need to speak to us face to face for any reason not listed below, please contact us to discuss how we can help.

Verification of documents

To provide proofs for Benefits, email photos of any supporting documents to Do not send original documents to us.

To provide proofs for Housing, you can send us supporting evidence by:

North Hertfordshire District Council
PO Box 10613

If you’re unable to email or post your documents, please contact us and we can discuss the best option for you.

Viewing of microfiche

You can search for recent and historic planning applications using the Planning Application search pages, to see if the application you require is online. This site contains details of planning applications registered from 31/12/1973 to date.

If you cannot locate the file you need, you can book an appointment and we will search our historic record of microfiche. When booking an appointment, please tell us what you’re looking for so we can locate it prior to your arrival. 

Foreign pension signing

If you receive a pension from a foreign country, you may need to provide verification to confirm your life and residence in the UK. You need to get the form signed by a 'someone in a recognised profession'. The people who can sign the form are the same as those who can ‘countersign’ a passport photo.

You can book an appointment at the Council offices using our online booking system: