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Council Tax Bands and Charges
This section tells you about Council Tax Bands and Charges
The Listing Officer at the Valuation Office Agency will have placed your property into one of the eight Council Tax bands listed below. The valuation range uses the open market value of the property as at 1 April 1991. The level of Council Tax payable for the most recent three years is also indicated.
Valuation Range £
0 to 40,000
40,001 - 52,000
52,001 - 68,000
68,001 - 88,000
88,001 - 120,000
120,001 - 160,000
160,001 - 320,000
You can check the band for your address or any other property in England and Wales by visiting the website of the Valuation Office Agency. If you are considering moving into a property that has perhaps been extended, this site will also indicate cases where a review of the band might be due following a change of ownership.
The band that your property falls into is also shown on your Council Tax bill. If you want to appeal against your banding you should contact the Listing Officer direct and not the Council. The contact address and other details are:
Valuation Office Agency
Castle Meadow Road
Telephone: 03000 501 501
Fax: 03000 500 975
You may appeal about your banding if:
- you have been liable for your property for less than 6 months and can demonstrate that its value at 1 April 1991 would have been such that it should be in a different band;
- you believe your property warrants a reduced value due to a change in the property or locality, eg part of your property has been converted or demolished or there has been a material change in the area you live in.
Before deciding to contact the Valuation Office, please remember that prices of dwellings vary over time. The valuation for Council Tax purposes was made on 1 April 1991 and the change in general prices since then is not grounds for appeal.
Please note that making an appeal does not allow you to withhold payment of Council Tax. If you are successful in reducing your band you will receive the benefit of any overpaid Council Tax.