Council tax bands and bills
What the bill is spent on
You can also find out more by reading our Council tax information sheet.
Your Council tax bill
To calculate your bill, the Valuation Office Agency decides the band your property is in. There are eight bands (A-H) depending on the property market value on 1 April 1991.
The band will determine how much Council tax you will have to pay and the full Council tax bill is based on two or more adults living in your property.
Bills are sent out every March.
Your Council tax band
You can check your Council tax band by visiting the Valuation Office Agency website.
If you want to challenge your band you can do so online by completing the Council tax band formal challenge form. Please be aware that following the outcome bands can go up, down or stay the same.
The table below shows the bands for Council tax for 2017-18 based on a full charge and a single resident discount charge. If you have moved into your property part way through the year then your bill will be worked out from when you became liable till 31 March.
Council tax has been set at £1597.73 for a band D property for 2017-18. This means your Council tax bill has increased by 3.5%, compared with the previous year.