Durham County Council

Durham County Council is the local authority of the non-metropolitan County Durham in North East England, i.e., excluding the ceremonial county’s boroughs of Darlington, Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees, which have their own unitary authority councils. Since 2009, it has been a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. From 1889 to 2009, it was a county council in a two-tier arrangement.