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Council Tax bands and charges

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.

To learn more about how Council Tax is made up and what it pays for, please see What is Council Tax? or this example bill, which explains what the different parts of your Council Tax bill mean.

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. 

Council Tax bands (and estimated property values, April 1991)

Band 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
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

Email: ctwest@voa.gsi.gov.uk

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.

Council Tax charges for each band (as a multiplier of the charge for Band D)

Band 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)

WarningPlease note that properties which have been empty for over two years without a valid reason will incur a Council Tax charge of 150% of the normal band valuation. To learn if you can claim an exemption for an empty property, please see Council Tax and unoccupied properties.
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)