Your council tax bill

Your council tax bill is for the year ahead, however you can pay in monthly instalments.

If you pay monthly, this is still your payment for the whole year (12 months), but your payments are usually spread over 10 instalments (or 12) from April to January, so you get two months where you don't have to make a payment (February and March) before you start paying for the next year.

If you don't pay an instalment, you'll get a reminder notice requiring you to pay by a certain date. If you miss this, you'll be asked to pay the outstanding balance of your council tax bill for the rest of the year in one single payment. If this isn't paid, we can start recovery action.

Bills for 2016 to 2017

Band Council Police Fire Total bill
A (up to £40,000) £897.99 £115.23 £53.32 £1,066.54
B (£40,001 to £52,000) £1,047.66 £134.43 £62.21 £1,244.30
C (£52,001 to £68,000) £1,197.32 £153.64 £71.09 £1,422.05
D (£68,001 to £88,000) £1,346.99 £172.84 £79.98 £1,599.81
E (£88,001 to £120,000) £1,646.32 £211.25 £97.75 £1,955.32
F (£120,001 to £160,000) £1,945.65 £249.66 £115.53 £2,310.84
G (£160,001 to £320,000) £2,244.98 £288.07 £133.30 £2,666.35
H (over £320,000) £2,693.98 £345.68 £159.96 £3,199.62

Each property is assigned a council tax band which is determined by the Valuation Office Agency. To appeal your band, you will need to contact the Valuation Office.

A full council tax bill assumes there's two or more adults (people aged 18 or over) living in a property as their main home so if you live alone or with someone who is exempt from paying council tax you could apply for a discount.

If you think your bill is wrong email or call 01752 668000.

View your council tax bill online

Use Self Service to view your council tax details online. It's free and available 24 hours a day!

View your account on Self Service

Once you've set up an account you'll be able to view your account balance, view bills, payments and documents we've sent you and set up a direct debit.