The amount of Council Tax you have to pay will depend on the number of adults in your household, and the Council Tax valuation band of your property.
How Council Tax banding works
The exact amount of Council Tax you have to pay will vary from year to year, and area to area, but unless you make substantial changes to your home, your Council Tax band should remain the same.
View Council Tax banding in detail
There are eight Council Tax property value bands, A (lowest), to H (highest), with Band D representing a midpoint of a typical family home. The Valuation Office Agency (VOA), which is part of HM Revenue & Customs, not the council, decides on the appropriate band for every property in the UK. In England, this is based on the VOA's estimate of what the property was worth on 1st April 1991.
|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|
|H||£320,000 or more|
Check your Council Tax Band
Council Tax band valuations take into account the size, layout and location of your property. If you don't know which band your property is in, you can find out by using the GOV.UK Council Tax band postcode search. Just type in your postcode, and select your property.
Challenge your band valuation
If you think your property is in the wrong Council Tax band, you can make an appeal to the Valuation Office Agency (VOA). They will tell you how your Council Tax band has been worked out.
You will need to provide evidence to support your claim, such as the band values of similar properties in your local area. To collect this evidence, you can use the following tools:
If the VOA agree that your band valuation is wrong, they will give you a new banding, we will update your Council Tax bill, and all future bills will be based on this new banding. You do not have to pay for this Council Tax band review service.
You must continue to pay your Council Tax at the current rate while appealing against your current band valuation. If your appeal is successful, we will refund any Council Tax that you have overpaid. It is important to note that the review process could result in your band valuation going up, not down.
For further information about making an appeal against your banding, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact your local Valuation Office Agency:
Address: The Listings Officer, Valuation Office Agency, Council Tax, West Overline House, Blechynden Terrace, Southampton SO15 1GW
Telephone: 03000 501 501
Check your Council Tax charge
View Council Tax calculations in detail
When we talk about the normal full Council Tax charge for an area, we are referring to the amount that a household in Band D will have to pay. We calculate the bill for other households in the area in relation to the charge for Band D. The charge is calculated as a multiple of 'ninths' of the Band D charge.
|A||6/9th (or 66.7%)|
|B||7/9th (or 77.8%)|
|C||8/9th (or 88.9%)|
|D||x one (or 100%) = the standard Council Tax charge for the area|
|E||11/9th (or 122%)|
|F||13/9th (or 144.4%)|
|G||15/9th (or 166.7%)|
|H||x 2 (or 200%)|
For example, if the Band D charge for an area is £1800:
1/9th of the Band D charge is £200
A household in Band A will pay 6/9th (= 6 x £200) - £1200
A household in Band F will pay 13/9th (=13 x £200) - £2600
Select the link below to view Council Tax charges in your area for this financial year.
Council Tax charges 2019/20 (PDF 171KB)
View or download previous Council Tax charges
Select a link below to view the Council Tax charges for that financial year, broken down by parish or area within Bath and North East Somerset. You can download or print these files for future reference.
Council Tax charges 2018/19 (PDF 96KB)
Council Tax charges 2017/18 (PDF 185KB)
Council Tax charges 2016/17 (PDF 183KB)
Council Tax charges 2015/16 (PDF 182KB)
Council Tax charges 2014/15 (PDF 71KB)
Council Tax charges 2013/14 (PDF 53KB)
Council Tax charges 2012/13 (PDF 70KB)
Council Tax charges 2011/12 (PDF 73KB)
Council Tax charges 2010/11 (PDF 82KB)