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Glasgow City Council

Call 0141 287 2000

Glasgow City Council is the council authority for the Scottish city of Glasgow.  It is located in the City Chambers in the city and the main switchboard number is 0141 287 2000.


The city council offer a wide range of services to help residents of the city and details of them can be found on their website.  You can also chat with staff at the council to get help and advice as well as to make some payments over the phone.

If you need to report a problem with the roads around your home or workplace, you can contact the city council.  This includes reporting potholes and road defects and also if you notice a street light nor working properly. If you have received a parking ticket, you can pay it through the website or speak to someone for more information or to dispute it.

The council oversee a number of leisure facilities around the city including parks and gardens, libraries and sports facilities.  You can find out more information about any of these by calling them. You can also find out about school information such as term dates, grants and allowances and also how to register your child for their first school.

If you want to extend or change your home, you can access the planning guidance and applications department through the website.  You can also ring staff to talk through what you want to do. Find out about building standards and public safety information from the site as well as check development plans for an area.

Glasgow City Council - MapWards

Glasgow is now divided into 23 wards for the purposes of elections, a system that was introduced for the 2017 council elections.  These wards are:

  1. Linn
  2. Newlands/Auldburn
  3. Greater Pollok
  4. Cardonald
  5. Govan
  6. Pollokshields
  7. Langside
  8. Southside Central
  9. Calton
  10. Anderstone/City/Yorkhill
  11. Hillhead
  12. Victoria Park
  13. Garscadden/Scotstounhill
  14. Drumchapel/Anniesland
  15. Maryhill
  16. Canal
  17. Springburn/Robroyston
  18. East Centre
  19. Shettleston
  20. Baillieston
  21. North East
  22. Dennistoun
  23. Partick/East/Kelvindale

Contact the council

The council’s main switchboard can be reached on 0141 287 2000.  The main location for council staff is at the City Chambers, Glasgow.

There are also different centres around the city handling different matters.  For council tax and benefits queries, there are three centres. One is at 780 Govan Road, Govan, another at 125 Westmuir Street, Parkhead and the third on 45 John Street in the city centre.  These are open weekdays from 9-5 or 4:30. There is also a dedicated payment line for tax and benefits on 0141 287 0300 (24 hours).

You can also use a lot of services through the main website for the council.  This includes reporting an issue, requesting a service or making a payment. There are separate contact forms for the council tax department and you can also make a complaint through the website.  You can access all of these forms and information by visiting or by ringing the main switchboard number listed above.