The Conservatives have lost their overall majority on Norfolk County Council for the first time in 12 years. With one result still to come in, the Tories haven't got enough seats to out-vote the other parties.
The leader of council Bill Borrett has conceded they will have to work with other parties to run the council in the future.
The council was last hung between 1993 and 1997.
Regardless of the result in Thursday's election, Northamptonshire will have fewer county councils because of boundary changes.
The Tories have been sent a warning in their traditional Essex heartland, losing nine county council seats to a bullish UKIP.
Suffolk County Council has been Conservative-controlled since 2005. On Thursday there were elections for 75 councillors.