General information about Council Tax
A full Council Tax bill is based on at least two adults living in a property. If you're married or live with your partner you're jointly responsible for paying the bill.
You may not have to pay the full Council Tax depending on your circumstances for example, if you're living alone, are a full-time student or if you have a disability.
If a residential property is empty for over two years the owner has to pay a higher rate of Council Tax, calculated as 200% of the tax that would be due if the property was lived in.
If your bill shows unpaid arrears from a previous year you must pay this immediately before you begin paying instalments for the current year.
Any credit carried over from a previous year will mean that your current year instalments will be reduced.
If you're claiming benefits or are on a low income you can:
The amount you pay depends on what Council Tax band your property has been put into.
You can make a formal challenge to the Valuation Office Agency if you think your home is in the wrong band.
You'll need to let us know if you change your email address.
Contact us as soon as possible if you're suffering financial difficulties and can't pay your bill.
You can also contact us if you're unable to pay your instalment on the due date and wish to change it.