Moving to Maidstone

Information for new Maidstone residents

Arriving at this page means you’re probably new to Maidstone. If that’s the case, welcome to the County town of Kent! This page is a checklist of things you need to do as a new resident of Maidstone. Each link will open in a new tab so the list remains open for you.

Council Tax


One of the first things you need to do after moving to Maidstone is register to pay your council tax. The links below show you how to register, manage your council tax account online, and much more.

Bins and recycling


It's important to know what you can put in your bins and when they’re collected. Get all the information you need about the bins and recycling services in Maidstone right here.

Voting and elections


In the UK, if you are eligible to vote you are required by law to register. You will need to complete the registration process yourself and provide additional information to prove your identity and address. As well as registering, you can use the links below to find out how the council operates and how you can get involved.

Other council services


Depending on your situation, other council services may be relevant. Here is a list of the most common.

Getting the most out of Maidstone


There’s so much happening in Maidstone all year round that we’re confident you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained and engaged. Use the links in this section to find out what’s going on near to your new home.

Keeping up to date


Stay up to date with all the latest council news and information. We’re always keen to hear how you’re getting on in Maidstone. If you have any questions, enquiries or problems that can’t be answered by the pages above, there are plenty of ways to have your say and get in touch with us online.