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 1 April 1991.

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

Council tax bands

Band Range of property value (on 1 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

Find out your council tax band

Council tax charges for each tax band

Banding appeals

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.

  • You can contact the VOA at any time using to find the relevant details
  • If you cannot use the online service, call 03000 501 501. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm

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.

Last updated: 25 November 2020