Council Tax

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. 

How to pay

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

Why you need to pay

Details of the legal basis for the Council Tax charge.

Viewing your Council Tax account online

Sign in or register for an OpenPortal account to view your Council Tax details online.

Property bands

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

2023 charges explained and how to access help

An explanation of the 2023 increase and support available

Changes in your circumstances

Report a change of details or address

Reducing your bill

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

Request a refund if you're in credit

Request a refund if your Council Tax account is in credit.

Payment difficulties

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

Information Leaflets

Details about how your Council Tax is calculated and an online version of the Council Tax Guide

Empty home premium

Find out more about the changes to Council Tax on a long term empty property.

Council Tax reviews

If you have received a letter or email about a review of your Council Tax you can fill the form out here.

Fraud investigation

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

Contact us

Details on how you can get in touch with us.