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Understand your council tax bill
You will receive your council tax bill for the year ahead by the end of March.
Example of your council tax bill:
Who is responsible for paying the bill, and their correspondence address
This code can be used to allow you to view your Council Tax online, go to MyAccount
This is the council tax band of the property, if you want to know more about your band go to 'Council Tax, How much will I pay'
Date your council tax bill was created. Any payments made after this date will not be shown on this bill.
Your council tax reference number, it is unique to this account.
This is the property the council tax bill is for.
This is the reason that the bill has been sent.
This is the annual charge for the property for the financial year shown, it also shows:
- The percentage change from previous year’s charges.
- Your contribution towards council services, fire and police services and adult social care precept
The amount you have to pay, any discounts, exemptions or premiums that apply and any payments made towards the bill made before the issue date.
If you choose to pay your council tax by cash, you can use this barcode at a Paypoint so that the money paid reaches the correct account – remember if you pay this way it can take a few days to reach us. The best way to pay is by Direct Debit.
This tells you what to pay and when to pay – it is called your instalment plan. If there is nothing to pay we will also tell you here.
Did you know?
Save Time, Do It Online
Did you know that most Council Tax enquiries we receive could be answered by using our new online service?
MyAccount is a free, interactive and secure online service that allows you to access these services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Don’t waste time on the phone or in a queue.