Report a dead animal

Report a dead animal on public land

Abandoned Vehicle

Report an abandoned vehicle(s) online

Anti-Social Behaviour

Report Anti-Social Behaviour online

Bins (containers)

Broken glass

Report broken glass online.

Comments, compliments and complaints

Dogs and cats

Report a stray, lost and found dog or lost cat online

Dog fouling

Report dog fouling online. Dog fouling is where a person in charge of a dog allows it to foul and fails to clean it up. 


Report fly posting online if you see the displaying of advertisement posters on public or private property without permission.

Fly-tipping or dumped rubbish

Report fly-tipping or dumped rubbish online if you see fly-tipping or dumped rubbish in Harlow


Report Benefit Fraud online

Report Tenancy Fraud


Report graffiti online if you see the defacing of a building or other structure with words, pictures or symbols.

Hate Crime

Report an incident of Hate Crime using this private and confidential form. However, the information will be shared with relevant agencies to ensure that victims receive the most appropriate support.

Highways (potholes)

Report a highway or pavement problem to Essex County Council


Report litter online


Report noise online


Report an alleged breach of planning control online 
The Council has a small enforcement team set up to investigate alleged breaches of planning controls, negotiate resolutions and where necessary carry out enforcement action..Any enforcement action must be proportionate to the breach and justifiable should any appeal against the action be taken. More information on planning enforcement


Street lights

Most street lighting in Harlow is owned and maintained by Essex County Council, the identifying number on the column will usually be made up of black numbers and/or letters on a white background.

Squatters in Council buildings

Report any concerns if you think a Harlow Council property may be occupied by squatters to Contact Harlow. Your report will be treated in confidence and can be made anonymously.


Whether you see a supermarket trolley, roll cage or a basket, in a ditch or by the side of the road, you can use the Trolleywise app take a photo and report it. Trolleywise is the nationwide trolley retrieval service. Download the app from the Trolleywise website