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Jersey is divided into 12 parishes (districts), each has its own unique identity and are central to the community. The parishes look after their parishioners and manage the local amenities, similar to how a local council does in the UK.

Parish services

Your local parish offers a number of services:

  1. parish rates
  2. dog licences
  3. driving licences
  4. registering to vote in elections
  5. rubbish collection
  6. recycling

Find out what licences are issued by the Parishes.

When you know where you're going to be living, you should contact your local parish.

Rubbish collection and recycling

Household rubbish is collected every week by your parish. The day it is collected will depend where you live in the parish.

Glass must be kept separate from household refuse.

Bring-bank recycling facilities are available in all parishes and kerbside recycling is also offered by some parishes.

Bin collection, glass collection and kerbside recycling

Parish Rates

You'll need to pay annual Parish Rates if you are an owner or occupier of property in the parish. You should check your lease or rental agreement to find out if you need to pay rates.

Parish Rates

Elections and voting

To vote in a Public Election, you'll need to be on the Electoral Register.

To add your name to the register, you’ll need to be 16 years of age and have lived in Jersey for the last 2 years. Alternatively, if you’ve lived in Jersey for the last 6 months you must also have lived in Jersey for other period(s) that total 5 years.

You may register up to 3 months before reaching 16 years of age or completing the period of residence in Jersey.

View the essential guide to voting in Jersey on the Vote.je website.

Events

Parishes are at the hub of the community where you live and are always organising local events for their parishioners. These will be unique to each parish but include:
  • senior citizens lunches
  • ‘market days’ in the parish hall
  • afternoon tea and bingo
  • free sing along for pensioners and care home residents
  • WI Women’s Institute
  • quiz nights
  • youth and community lunches
  • historical society talks
  • Your gardening questions answered
  • Battle of Flowers themed events
  • exhibitions
  • farmers markets
  • exercise classes
  • yoga and Pilates

To find out more go to your parish website for upcoming events.

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