Council Tax

View your account online

OpenPortal lets you view details of your Council Tax account securely online. 

Property bands

Check your property band and the amount of Council Tax payable.

How to pay

Find out the many different ways you can pay your Council Tax bill.

Pay by Direct Debit

Direct Debit is the most convenient way to pay your Council Tax every month.

Single Person Discount Review

If you have received a letter about your Single Person Discount you can complete the review form here.

Change of Address

If you are moving into Trafford, out of Trafford or within Trafford please complete our online form.

Changes in your Circumstances

What to do if your circumstances change.

Forms and leaflets

Download useful forms and information leaflets.

Reducing your bill

Find out whether you qualify for any discounts, reliefs or support.


Online Services

Register for our online services.

Payment difficulties

What to do if you are finding it difficult to pay your Council Tax bill. 

Fraud Investigation

What to do if you suspect someone is claiming a discount or an exemption fraudulently

Exempt Property Review

If you have received a letter or email about your exempt property, you can complete the review form here.


The average amount charged for a property in Trafford in Council Tax Band D for 2019/20, including precepts (except Parishes), is £1,567.47.  Partington pay extra due to an additional precept levied by their Parish Council.

The Council Tax Guides which are sent out with the bills, provide information about how to pay your Council Tax, the various reductions available and how to claim Council Tax Support.

Information about the 2019/2020 budget, how we work out your Council Tax and what your Council Tax helps pay for can be found on our website in the Forms and leaflets section.

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