Council Tax is the local tax which helps pay for local services. There is one bill for each home, whether it is a house, flat, bungalow, maisonette, mobile home or houseboat, and whether it is owned or rented. Discounts or exemptions may apply in some circumstances.
The bill is based on the value of your home on 1 April 1991. Any increase or fall in your home's value as a result of general changes in the housing market since then will not affect its Council Tax valuation.
Properties that did not exist or which have been altered since 1 April 1991 are assessed as though they existed on that date.
There are four steps:
Read more about the current property bands and charges.
The Council has also published a guide to Council Tax and Business Rates(pdf, 506KB).
Updated: 28 March 2014