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Council Tax

Payments and balances 

Pay your Council Tax or check your balance online. To pay online you will need your account number and a credit or debit card.

Pay Council Tax

Information about who is responsible for paying Council Tax at your property.
Check your Council Tax valuation band, and find out how the bands are set.
Tell us if you are moving home, or if you're a landlord tell us about a tenant moving.
Find out how we can help if you're struggling to pay your Council Tax bill.
Find out about rises to Council Tax following the 2024/25 budget

Contact the Council Tax team

Anyone who is concerned about making a payment for Council Tax should contact the Council Tax team. You can also speak to the Council Tax team by telephone on 0191 433 3600 for help or advice.

Council Tax support

If you are on a low income you may be entitled to Council Tax support. Visit Council Tax support for more information and to apply online. 

Council Tax scams

Beware of current Council Tax scams and fraud. Find out more to help protect yourself.

Freeman on the land - Council Tax legality

Council Tax is something you cannot legally opt out of paying, despite the beliefs of movements such as 'Freeman on the land'. Read more about Council Tax legality.