Please view our interactive version of a sample council tax bill.
Council tax bills for the year starting 1 April 2020 will be posted between March 6th and March 11th. You should allow 2 to 3 days for the Royal Mail to deliver your bill.
You can sign up to see your council tax bill online as soon as it is produced and to receive your future bills electronically so there is never a delay.
You can set up a direct debit online.
You can change your bank account details on your current direct debit by first cancelling the direct debit with your bank then completing a direct debit online form.
If you want to change to any other method of payment or change your instalment date, you need to call us on 01902 551166.
Please be aware that our phone lines will be extremely busy between March 9th and March 22nd.
The council tax charges from April 2021 have increased. Details of these increases are shown on your bill. Your instalments will have been changed to reflect this increase.
The premium charged on properties that have been empty for over 2 years is 100% above the normal charge. For properties that have been empty for 5 years or more, the premium has increased to 200% above the normal charge from 1st April 2020. This is to encourage property owners to bring the properties into use. Help may be available to reduce these charges in certain circumstances - see Other discounts and exemptions for more information.
Any credit on your bill at the end of each financial year will automatically be used to reduce the payments you need to make for the new financial year's bill.
Any credit on your bill at the end of each financial year will automatically be used to reduce the payments you need to make for the new year's bill. If you would rather receive a refund you can request this.
Any amount owed in respect of the previous year's bill will be shown as a balance brought forward on your new bill. Please take a look at our interactive version of a sample council tax bill.
The first category of person which applies from the list below, is liable for payment of Council Tax:
1 - A resident owner (Owner Occupier)
2 - A resident with a leasehold interest in the property.
3 - A resident who has a tenancy to occupy the property.
4 - A resident who has a licence to occupy the property.
5 - A resident to which none of the above applies.
6 - If none of the above, the non-resident owner of the property is liable.
Please visit www.gov.uk/challenge-council-tax-band
If you have a low income and have received council tax support that does not appear on your current bill, please contact Customer Services on 01902 551166 to check the status of this.
If you have previously received a discount that does not appear on your current bill please contact Customer Services on 01902 551166.
There is no need to set up your direct debit again as it will automatically carry over.
Arrears and the current year's payments need to be paid separately. You need to maintain your arrears payments as set out in your original payment plan and those set out on your new bill. If you are having difficulty making both these payments please contact Customer Services as soon as possible on 01902 551166.