From 1 April 2020 we are changing the long term empty premium which is charged when a property is empty and unoccupied for at least two years. For further information see our Empty Property Page.

For general information, contact details, relevant forms and information on how to pay your Council Tax.

Council Tax is a tax based on property but with a personal element. Properties are placed in one of eight Valuation Bands which decides the level of tax payable, but this can be reduced depending on whether a discount or exemption is applicable.

Annual Council Tax bills are issued at the end of March each year, for the financial year starting on 1 April. Where the liability for Council Tax does not cover a full financial year, the amount of tax payable will be adjusted pro-rata.