Contact Defra: 03459 33 55 77

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Contact the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) on their UK phone number 03459 33 55 77 to complain about changes in government legislation, for international pet travel queries and for farming enquiries.

The Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) is responsible for protecting the natural environment in the United Kingdom, working in conjunction with the farming industry to monitor the state of the countryside. Residents can call their national enquiries contact number 03459 33 55 77 to complain about changes in recent government legislation which will affect your local environment, for example if a housing development has been approved on a nearby floodplain. If you are concerned with air quality in your region you can call this helpline to file a complaint against the local council so that they act on their obligations to protect your health. Farmers should also call this helpline to notify Defra of livestock deaths, particularly from virulent diseases such as Foot and Mouth.

Defra uses a local-rate phone number which is charged the same as 01 and 02 area code numbers, therefore you can contact the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs for free if you have inclusive minutes as part of your tariff. Alternatively you will pay you provider an access charge to connect the call alongside a per-minute rate thus you should try to limit the length of your call if you aren’t using your free minutes.

 

Defra pet travel scheme – 0370 241 1710

Phone Defra on their pet travel scheme contact number 0370 241 1710 for the regulations on taking animals overseas or bringing them into the UK. For example there are a certain set of vaccinations your pet will have to have taken, plus your animal may have to spend a period of time in quarantine before they are allowed into the country.

 

Defra contact numbers

Defra department Phone number
General enquiries 03459 33 55 77
Defra pet travel scheme 0370 241 1710
Rural services helpline 03000 200 301

 

Write to Defra

UK residents can also write to the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) with general enquiries about flooding, farming and the rural economy by sending letters to their London address:

Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra),
Nobel House,
17 Smith Square,
London,
SW1P 3JR,
United Kingdom.