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Complaints and Compliments

Highway Issues (Road works, street lighting, pavement or potholes)

For any highway issue such as road works, street lighting, pavement or potholes this should be reported to Hertfordshire County Council. Please use the reporting button below.

Report a Highways Issue

Complaints Policy Toggle accordion

The Council will deal with your complaint on either an informal or formal basis, but there are some exceptions, usually where there is an appeal process in place.  Our policy explains this in more detail:-

Your right to escalate your complaint Toggle accordion

If we cannot resolve your complaint, an Ombudsman service may be able to help you. This is an independent service and is free to use.

If you are a housing tenant or a leaseholder, you should contact the Housing Ombudsman with your complaint at

The Council, as a social landlord, will comply with the Housing Ombudsman’s Complaint Handling Code. 

Documents including our Self-assessment form, can be found below

For other complaints, you can contact the Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman at

Making a complaint about a Councillor/Parish Councillor Toggle accordion

If your complaint is about the conduct of a Member of St Albans City & District Council or Member of a Parish or Town Council, these are dealt with by the Council’s Monitoring Officer, Charles Turner, Solicitor to the Council.

To raise a complaint please visit this page: How can I complain about a Councillor and follow the instructions.

Our Unreasonable Behaviour Policy Toggle accordion

Most contact we have with customers is positive, but we understand that at times people may get frustrated when there’s a problem that needs to be put right.  

Our policy sets out what we will do if a customer behaves in a manner that is threatening or abusive to our officers.


We always try to get things right but we know that sometimes things go wrong and you might not always be happy with the service you receive.

You can log your complaint here, however, there are some issues that fall outside of our complaints procedure. These are set out in our complaints policy, which you can access from this page.

The quickest and easiest way to raise a complaint is online via your MyStAlbans District Account.

To log a complaint simply click on the log a complaint button below, you will be taken to the MyStAlbans District Account login page, please login to your account and follow the step-by-step process.

Log a complaint

​​​​​​If you do not have a free MyStAlbans District Account, it is simple to sign up for one, just click on the Sign up for a MySt Albans Account button below and follow the step-by-step instructions to create your account.

Sign up for a MyStAlbans Account

When you have told us about your complaint, we will:

  • Make sure the right person deals with your complaint

  • Let you know what to expect next

  • Give you a contact point

  • Look at your feedback and see what we can learn from it

  • Give you a written response to your complaint


We want to know if things go well so we can share good practice across our services, so please tell us.

To log a compliment  simply click on the log a compliment button below, you will be taken to the MyStAlbans District Account login page, please login to your account and follow the step-by-step process.

Log a compliment