Council tax

Paying your Council Tax

Council tax payments are the responsibility of your local District or Borough Council.

Council Tax reduction

Council Tax reductions are the responsibility of your local District or Borough Council.


A single council tax bill is issued for each household. It is usually payable by the owner-occupier or tenant, but the owner will be responsible if:

  • the property is empty;
  • it is not anyone’s main home;
  • the occupants are all under 18.

Your local borough/district councils, who collect the council tax, arrange for discounts, benefits and other appropriate reductions, and are the point of contact for any queries regarding these issues.

Property bands and charges

The level of council tax is related to the value of each property, as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs’ Valuation Office Agency. Each home sits in one of eight valuation bands, based on the value of property on the open market on 1 April 1991, assuming it was in reasonable state of repair, the property was sold freehold or in the case of a flat a 99 year lease. You can find out your home’s valuation band from the Valuation Office Agency.

Each band carries a fixed weighting, which determines the relative size of the council tax. The Bands are shown below. The District or Borough Councils, Parish Councils and the Police Authority will also levy separate taxes. The average property value in Warwickshire is Band C.

Appeals against property banding should be made to the Valuation Office Agency. In the event of disputes, cases are adjudicated by a Valuation Tribunal.

Council Tax bands and charges

BandValuation at April 1991Weighting
AUp to £40,0006/9
B£40,001 to £52,0007/9
C£52,001 to £68,0008/9
D£68,000 to £88,0009/9
E£88,001 to £120,00011/9
F£120,001 to £160,00013/9
G£160,001 to £320,00015/9
HOver £320,00018/9