Paying your Council Tax and how to get support
Council Tax payments and recovery
If you are struggling to pay your Council Tax, there is support available from the Council and from other agencies. You can find out about financial support available on our benefits home page. You should also:
We appreciate that this is a difficult time for many of our residents and the current financial crisis is having a significant impact on our economy and services. We would encourage everyone to contact us if you are experiencing difficulty paying so we can offer support and advice. We might be able to arrange an alternative payment plan for your Council Tax due in 2023/24.
Find out the many different ways you can pay your Council Tax bill.
Details of the legal basis for the Council Tax charge.
Sign in or register for an OpenPortal account to view your Council Tax details online.
Check your property band and the amount of Council Tax payable.
An explanation of the 2023 increase and support available
Report a change of details or address
Find out whether you qualify for any discounts, reliefs or support.
Request a refund if your Council Tax account is in credit.
What to do if you are finding it difficult to pay your Council Tax bill.
Details about how your Council Tax is calculated and an online version of the Council Tax Guide
Find out more about the changes to Council Tax on a long term empty property.
If you have received a letter or email about a review of your Council Tax you can fill the form out here.
What to do if you suspect someone is claiming a discount or an exemption fraudulently.
Details on how you can get in touch with us.
The average amount charged for a property in Trafford in Council Tax Band D for 2023/24, including precepts (except Parishes), is £1,876.76. Partington, Carrington and Warburton 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 2023/2024 budget, how we work out your Council Tax and what your Council Tax helps pay for can be found on the Information Leaflets page.