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Council tax bands

Each dwelling is assessed for council tax by the listing officer of the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) and is allocated to one of eight bands according to its open market capital value as at 1st April 1991.

Council Tax Bands
Band Range of property value (On 1st April 1991)
A £40,000 or below
B £40,001 to £52,000
C £52,001 to £68,000
D £68,001 to £88,000
E £88,001 to £120,000
F £120,001 to £160,000
G £160,001 to £320,000
H Over £320,000

The band given to your property is shown on the front of your bill.

Find your council tax band

Search online for your council tax band (VOA website)


In certain circumstances you may be able to appeal against the valuation band your property has been placed in.

This may be where there has been a structural change, part or all of the property may have been demolished or there may have been changes in the locality that may affect the value.

You may also appeal against the banding of a new property.

If you have recently occupied, you have six months from the date you moved in to make an appeal.

We have received enquiries from people who have become suspicious after receiving unsolicited contact from businesses offering to investigate if their property's council tax banding should be lowered in return for a percentage of any potential refund.

It is not illegal for companies to investigate the potential for council tax reductions on customers’ behalf for a percentage of any potential refund, however, any householder has the right to contact the Valuation Office Agency and if they are successful in getting their band lowered they are able to keep the entire rebate.

For more information please contact:

Listing Officer,
Council Tax North
Valuation Office Agency
King William House
Market Place

Telephone: 03000 501501
email: ctnorth@voa.gsi.gov.uk
Website: www.voa.gov.uk

Please note that if you are appealing against your band you must continue to pay your council tax until a decision regarding your appeal has been reached.





01524 582900

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