Linking to our site

We encourage users to establish hypertext links to the site.

You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on our website. We do not object to you linking directly to our information. Please be aware that changes to pages and content may cause broken links. In order to avoid this, you may instead wish to link to our homepage by using:


You should not seek to associate Durham County Council with your site or any non-Durham County Council content. Nor should you suggest any endorsement or approval by Durham County Council of you, your website or any non Durham County Council product or content.

Framing and context

We do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. Our pages must load into a user's entire window. Nor should you insert any graphic into, or play audio content over Durham County Council content, nor allow a pop-up to appear simultaneously with Durham County Council content.


We do not permit a website to link to Durham County Council if it contains material which is libellous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene, or is in any way a breach of the laws of England and Wales or infringes any third party intellectual property rights.

Removal of links

You may not use the Durham County Council or Locate logos or branding without prior agreement from our Website Administrator. If our Website Administrator contacts you to remove your links to Durham County Council, you must do so immediately.