Council Tax bands and charges

You can calculate your Council Tax by using our online Council Tax Calculator.

Your Council Tax bill shows which Valuation Band applies to your property. You can also check your Council Tax band by searching with your postcode on the Valuation Office Agency website.

All properties are banded by the The Valuation Office Agency. The valuation band determines how much Council Tax you pay.

I think that my Council Tax band is incorrect?

If you think that your property is not banded correctly, please visit the Valuation Office Agency website for advice.

Long term empty properties

If your property is unoccupied and unfurnished you will have to pay the current 100% charge:

  • from 1 April 2020 an extra 100% will be charged on properties that are unoccupied and unfurnished for two years or more, but less than five years
  • if the property is unoccupied and unfurnished for five years or more an extra 200% will be charged, this is in addition to the current 100% charge

Moving home

Visit our moving home page for useful information if you're moving in, out of and within the borough.