Council tax bands, charges and appeals
The Valuation Office Agency (VOA), not the council, allocates every property one of eight bands based on its value on 1 April 1991. Even if you live in a new property the VOA will work out the band based on what the property value would have been in 1991.
You can check your council tax band online.
View the charges for each band:
|Council Tax Band||Property Value|
|A||Up to £40,000|
|B||£40,001 to £52,000|
|C||£52,001 to £68,000|
|D||£68,001 to £88,000|
|E||£88,001 to £120,000|
|F||£120,001 to £160,000|
|G||£160,001 to £320,000|
Please note that we are unable to advise on timescales regarding VOA band allocation.
Appeal your council tax band
You may be able to appeal your council tax band:
- visit the Valuation Office Agency website
- call 03000 501501
- write to The Valuation Office Agency, Council Tax West, Overline House, Blechynden Terrace, Southampton, SO15 1GW
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you appeal against your banding you must continue paying your council tax until a decision has been made.
Appealing your liability
If you disagree with some aspect of your council tax bill because you do not think you are liable for the council tax, or you think an exemption or a discount should be applied, contact us in the first instance.
There is a right of appeal to the Valuation Tribunal against the council’s decision. Appeals can be made in writing to: Valuation Tribunal, 2nd Floor, 120 Lehman Street, London, E1 8EU.
For more information: