Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Customer contact

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During this national public health crisis, we’re doing everything we can to protect our workers, protect our residents and ultimately to help save lives. We've had to make some changes to the way we work.

To limit face-to-face contact, our public counters and office receptions are now closed.

Request support online

Contact us online for help and support with food deliveries, prescriptions, financial advice, wellbeing support and more.

Request support online

Emergency out of hours

In the event of an emergency please call our out of hours number 0345 724 0000.

Save time, do it online

Our East Ayrshire customer portal gives you access to a wide range of council services online. If you create a customer account, you can:

  • Register for your residents recycling permit
  • Apply for school transport
  • Apply for a clothing grant or free school meals
  • Manage your council tax and rent accounts
  • Submit supporting documents using our online PostBox
  • Make payments
  • Track your requests
  • Store your contact details and more

Registering is easy, all you need is a few minutes and an email address.

Automated payments

If you wish to make a payment you can do so on our online portal or via our automated payments line 01563 574057.

To make a payment you will need your reference number. Payments can be accepted for:

  • rent, home contents insurance and garage lock up
  • council tax
  • parking fines and other penalty charge notices
  • non domestic rates
  • invoices

Paying by PayPoint

While our public counters and office receptions are closed, most PayPoint facilities are still open if you wish to make a payment. To make a payment you will need your payment card reference number.

Sensory impairment help and support

Please find below a list of services currently operating to provide support for people with sensory impairments.

East Ayrshire Council Sensory Impairment Team

This service is for people with a visual, hearing or dual sensory impairment and includes British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation. We can provide information, telephone support and replacement equipment at this time. 

Hearing support

For emotional support and help, including replacement batteries and re-tubing equipment for NHS hearing aid users, please contact:

Action on Hearing Loss
Text/phone Fiona: 07391 017781

Visual impairment support

If you have a visual impairment and need some emotional support, please contact the following Eye Clinic Liaison Officers at the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB):

  • Gail Ivory, Telephone: 07554 110883 (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday)
  • Ruth Sharman, Telephone: 07900 160532 (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)

Emergency text service to 999

For people who are deaf, hard of hearing and speech-impaired, you can send an SMS text message to 999. Registration is required prior to use. Please register on the EmergencySMS website.

Contact Information

Customer Services
Contact us online:
Save time, do it online:
Telephone: 01563 554400
Council Headquarters
London Road
East Ayrshire
Contact us online:
Save time, do it online:
Telephone: 01563 554400
Textphone: 01563 576167
24 Hour Emergency Helpline: 0345 724 0000 (local rate)


Business Support
Opera House
8 John Finnie Street
Telephone: 0330 678 1611 (Ayrshire Business Support Helpline)