Rutland County Council is a unitary authority responsible for local government in Rutland. The Council is based at Catmose House, in the historic market town of Oakham.
Historically, Rutland County Council began in 1889 when it was established under the Local Government Act 1888. It has been existing as an independent authority since 1st April 1997, when Rutland left Leicestershire to reclaim its own identity,
The Council is responsible for:
- Social Care
- Waste Management
- Council Tax Collections
- Planning & Planning Applications
Other services, such as Fire and Safety, Police and Trading Standards are shared with either Leicestershire County Council or Peterborough City Council.