The value of your home is decided by the Valuation Office Agency, a branch of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), and is based on its capital value in 1991. Even if it was built after that year, it will still be valued using 1991 values.
Each property is placed in one of eight valuation bands. They are:
|A||up to £40,000|
|B||£40,001 - £52,000|
|C||£52,001 - £68,000|
|D||£68,001 - £88,000|
|E||£88,001 - £120,000|
|F||£120,001 - £160,000|
|G||£160,001 - £320,000|
The band your property has been placed in will be shown on your bill. You can also check by going to the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) website - this contains the bandings of every property in the country.
If the property is, or has been, altered or extended since 1991, the banding may have been affected.
If it has, the new banding will only come into force when the property is sold. The purchaser will then be liable for the new charge.
For further information and to find out about making an appeal against your banding please go to the Council Tax Appeals website.
See our 'Reducing your Council Tax' pages for more information if you feel that we are counting too many adults in your property.
The Council Tax charge varies slightly from parish to parish depending on the level of charge set by the individual town and parish councils.
For details of changes by area please go to 'Council Tax Charges' in the downloads section of this page.