Council Tax bands
Most dwellings are subject to Council Tax. There is one bill per dwelling whether it is owned or rented, and whether it is a house, bungalow, flat, maisonette, mobile home or houseboat.
To work out the Council Tax due on a property you will need to find out the Council Tax band and the annual charges for the parish the property is in.
If you think that you are being charged incorrectly, for example if a discount or exemption has not been applied, you can appeal a Council Tax banding. Follow the guidance below to check if you have grounds to make an appeal.
Check a properties Council Tax band
Your Council Tax bill also states which band applies to your dwelling.
Each property is allocated one of eight bands according to its market value on 1 April 1991.
Council Tax annual charges, by parish
Your bill may vary as all parishes are slightly different depending on the ‘parish precept’ (the amount your parish council needs to finance the services it delivers itself).
Find out which parish a property is in by entering the postcode or address of the property, click on the 'My House' tab. The parish details are at the top of the 'Council and Democracy' column.
Appeal your Council Tax banding
You can appeal your council tax banding, find last years Council Tax bands and access more information about Council Tax valuations to help you with an appeal.
- appeal your Council Tax banding
- previous Council Tax band charges for 2018 to 2019
- the Valuation Office Agency also has information on Council Tax property valuations, and the way properties are assessed
- paying the right level of Council Tax: a plain English guide to Council Tax in England