There are three tiers of local government with areas of responsibility in Exmouth – Devon County Council, East Devon District Council and Exmouth Town Council.
Devon County Council is responsible for services across the whole of the county, such as:
- fire and public safety
- social care
- waste management
- trading standards
East Devon District Council is responsible for:
- rubbish collection
- Council Tax collections
- planning applications
Exmouth Town Council is responsible for:
- the clock tower
- bus shelters
- Gorfin Hall
- awarding grants to help local organisations
- consultation on neighbourhood planning
Exmouth Town Council’s offices are located in the Town Hall, St. Andrew’s Road, Exmouth and personal visitors are welcome to call into the Town Hall for help and advice on anything relating to the Town Council’s statutory responsibilities. Opening times are Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 5.00pm and 9.00am to 4.30pm on Fridays.
The Town Clerk is the Council’s senior paid officer with eight part-time staff. The Town Council supports Exmouth Town Team, Tourism Team and Arts Forum and employs a Town Management Officer and an Arts Officer with the role of supporting the economy of the town by working with businesses and promoting the town.
There are five wards each electing five Town Councillors; thus 25 town councillors in all. Councillors are volunteers for which they receive no remuneration.