Paying Council Tax

Council Tax bands

Council Tax bands are determined by the Valuation Office and range from A to H, with A being the lowest value band and H being the highest.

The District Valuer is responsible for assessing property values, which are based on their market value on 1 April 1991.

  1. Current valuation bands

    The current valuation bands are shown below:

    Banding according to property market value as at 1 April 1991.

    Band

    From

    To

    A

    £0.00

    £40,000

    B

    £40,001

    £52,000

    C

    £52,001

    £68,000

    D

    £68,001

    £88,000

    E

    £88,001

    £120,000

    F

    £120,001

    £160,000

    G

    £160,001

    £320,000

    H

    £320,001

    or greater

    The amount of Council Tax payable for a property in a specific band varies between parishes.

    To find out the specific charges for properties in your parish see 2018/19 charges below.

    There are a number of circumstances that could change the valuation band of a property. For more information, see the Valuation Office website.

  2. How do I know which band my property is in?

    The easiest way to check the Council Tax band of your property is via Your Area

    Simply enter your postcode into the search box.

    Alternatively you can check the Council Tax band of any property in England or Wales on the Government website.

  3. 2019/20 charges and cost per Council Tax band

    You can find out approximately how much Council Tax you will be paying on an annual basis on our Council Tax Precepts and bands document.

    This sets out the allocation of the Council Tax to the various organisations.

    Council Tax is based on a daily charge and if you move part way through a financial year your bill will be adjusted accordingly.

  4. I don't agree with my banding

    We don’t deal with challenges to property bandings, this is done by the Valuation Office Agency.

    For more information, to request a review of your banding or to submit a formal challenge, visit the Governments challenge your Council Tax band page.

    Alternatively you can call the Valuation Office Agency on 03000 501 501.

  5. My property needs a Council Tax band

    If you are living in a new build that does not yet have a Council Tax band, contact us to get your property assessed. 

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