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Council Tax bands, charges and appeals

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) allocates a band to every property based on its value on 1 April 1991. Even if you live in a new property the VOA will work out the band based on what the property value would have been in 1991. Their website has more information on how Council Tax bands are assessed.

You can check your Council Tax band online. You can also use this service to challenge your Council Tax band if you think it’s wrong. If you make an appeal against your banding you must continue paying your Council Tax until a decision has been made.

Council Tax charges

Your bill will let you know how much you need to pay. You can also download the list of charges by band and parish for 2024 to 2025:

Find the Council Tax band for a property

Town and parish council precepts

The following town and parish councils have precepts of £140,000 or more and are therefore required to publish details of their expenditure: 

Long term empty properties

These are properties which are unoccupied and unfurnished for six months or more. No discount is awarded. Where a property has remained unoccupied and unfurnished for 24 months or more an additional 100% premium will be added to the charge from April 1 2019.

Appealing your Council Tax liability

If you disagree with any decision we have made relating to liability for Council Tax or reductions you have applied for, you can appeal.

For more information on this visit or visit the Valuation Tribunal Service’s website at .

If you make an appeal you should continue paying your Council Tax until a decision has been made.