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.

With effect from 1 April 2021:

Property status Charges
Properties empty (unoccupied and unfurnished) for up to 2 years 0% discount (full charge)
Furnished properties and second homes 0% discount (full charge)
Properties empty (unoccupied and unfurnished) for 2-5 years 200% charge (includes 100% empty property premium)
Properties empty (unoccupied and unfurnished) for 5-10 years 300% charge (includes 200% empty property premium)
Properties empty (unoccupied and unfurnished) for more than 10 years 400% charge (includes 300% empty property premium)

Any periods of occupation of six weeks or less will be disregarded when considering how long a property has been empty.

If you require further information please read our Council Tax Empty Properties Policy.

Moving home

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