What is Council Tax and how much should you pay

Council Tax is a locally set tax that is payable on all domestic properties, whether owned or rented.

It is your contribution to the many services we provide such as schools, roads, waste collections, libraries, and support for vulnerable people.

Council Tax bands

Your Council Tax bill is based on your Council Tax band and the parish you live in.

There are eight Council Tax bands. They are based on the estimated value of your property on 1 April 1991. If your home was built after 1991, it will be valued as if it existed on that date.

Bands are set by the government’s Valuation Office Agency.

Band Property value
Band A up to £40,000
Band B £40,001 to £52,000
Band C £52,001 to £68,000
Band D £68,001 to £88,000
Band E £88,001 to £120,000
Band F £120,001 to £160,000
Band G £160,001 to £320,000
Band H more than £320,000

Council tax band appeals

If you believe the Valuation Office Agency has placed your property in the wrong council tax band, you can apply to appeal this decision. 

Manage your Council Tax account online

You can view and manage your Council Tax account online by registering for MyAccount.