If you wish to raise an issue or concern, or have your views heard on a council matter or policy, you may want to set up a petition. You can submit your petition by post or using our online petition facility. We welcome petitions from service users and/or anyone who lives, works or studies in Surrey.
Surrey County Council's petition scheme (PDF) and the pages below provide a guide on how to set up your petition and how the council will respond to it.
Please note that there is a separate process if your petition relates to a request for new parking controls or restrictions. This would need to be considered as part of a parking review in the area, so you should send your petition to the parking team using the parking scheme request template document. You can find the template on the parking review process page, where there is also more information about parking reviews and how they work.
You can now create and sign petitions online. Using the internet to create an e-petition allows a potentially much wider audience to view your petition and gives you the opportunity to gather more names to support the petition. You may gather names and addresses in both forms - both a paper version and an online version, although repeat names should be removed by the lead petitioner.
Surrey County Council, The Local Authority
(Referendum) (Petitions and Directions) (England)
The Council is required, by the Local Authorities (Referendums) (Petitions) (England) Regulations 2011, to publish the minimum number of signatures which would be needed to support a valid petition requiring the Council to hold a referendum on whether or not the Council should change to a different form of governance
Publication of Verification Number
Publication of Verification Number In accordance with Regulation 4(1) of the above regulations the number that is equal to 5 per cent of the number of local government electors shown in the revised register of electors having effect on the 15 February 2020 is:
This figure will have effect for the purposes of determining the validity of Petitions presented from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.
The number equal to 5 per cent of the local government electors for 2021 will be published within 14 days of the 15 February 2021.
If this number is less than 44,541, the number to be used for verification purposes in relation to any petition submitted for the period beginning on the date of publication of the lower number until 31 March 2021 shall also be that lower number.
Paul Evans, Monitoring Officer, Surrey County Council, Penrhyn Road, Kingston Upon Thames KT1 2DW, 24 February 2020
Files available to download
- SCC Petition Scheme (402.6 KB)
Surrey County Council's Petition Scheme for e-petitions and paper petitions