Council Tax

Council Tax is your contribution to the many services we provide, such as collecting rubbish and providing housing.

There are a number of ways to pay your Council Tax, including direct debit, online payments, by post or in person at our offices.

As well as collecting Council Tax for the services we provide, we also collect Council Tax on behalf of other local authorities. The majority of your Council Tax goes to Hampshire County Council and a proportion of your council tax also goes to the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Valuation band of your property

The amount you pay depends on the valuation band of your property. Each home is in one of eight valuation bands, according to how much it was worth on 1 April 1991. Your Council Tax bill shows the band your home is in.

  • Band A - Up to £40,000
  • Band B - Over £40,000 up to £52,000
  • Band C - Over £52,000 up to £68,000
  • Band D - Over £68,000 up to £88,000
  • Band E - Over £88,000 up to £120,000
  • Band F - Over £120,000 up to £160,000
  • Band G - Over £160,000 up to £320,000
  • Band H - Over £320,000 

If you think your valuation is wrong you can challenge your band. You must continue to pay your Council Tax until the result of the appeal is decided.

Council Tax discounts and exemptions

Depending on your circumstances, you may be entitled to a discount on your Council Tax bill. The most common discount is for single occupancy where you will recieve a 25% discount on your bill. There are also discounts available for disabled residents, unoccupied and unfurnished properties and full time students/apprentices.

Some properties are exempt from paying Council TaxThese include properties lived in only by students or people with severe mental impairment and, in some cases, empty properties.

Tell us you're moving

If you are moving in or out of the district, or just moving house, please let us know by completing the change of address form.

This will ensure we have all the information we need to create an account for you or amend your bill.