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Council Tax

The amount of Council Tax you pay depends on the value of the house you live in. Every house has been put into one of eight bands, based on the value of the house at 1 April 1991.

The eight bands are A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H. The cheapest houses are in band A, and the most expensive houses are in band H. Over 60 percent of the houses in Nottinghamshire are in bands A and B. Your Council Tax bill states which band applies to your property.

There are some discounts and exemptions to paying Council Tax. This includes things like:

  • a 25 percent reduction for people who live alone
  • Council Tax Benefit for people on low incomes
  • reduced Council Tax rates for people with certain disabilities
  • some empty property can be exempt from Council Tax.

District Councils, who collect Council Tax, are responsible for applying the rules about discounts, benefits, and exemptions.

Council Tax bands

We cannot say exactly how much your total Council Tax bill is because we do not decide the total amount. Your Council Tax helps to pay for local public services provided by:

The County Council's part of the Council Tax for 2014/15 is:

  • Band A: £811.28
  • Band B: £946.49
  • Band C: £1,081.71
  • Band D: £1,216.92
  • Band E: £1,487.35
  • Band F: £1,757.77
  • Band G: £2,028.20
  • Band H: £2,433.84

Payments to the other agencies need to be added to these figures to give the total amount.

We, the police and the fire service charge the same amount across the whole county, but each District Council and Parish Council sets its own amount, and so the total bill will be different in each area.

To find out how much your total Council Tax is, contact your District Council.

Collecting Council Tax

Council Tax is collected by District Councils. Your District Council:

  • sends out your Council Tax bill
  • works out if you are entitled to any discounts or benefits
  • collects your Council Tax, either through Direct Debits, paying in person, telephone payments – there are lots of ways to pay.
  • offers advice if you are having trouble paying your Council Tax
  • Once the money has been collected, your District Council keeps its share of the money, and distributes the rest to:

Budget consultation 2015/16

Faced with a funding gap of £77m over the next three years, we’re asking for your ideas about how we could do things differently to deliver the services that matter to you.

Your Council Tax 2014/15

For more detailed information about the County Council's part of the Council Tax and our spending plans for 2014/15, download the leaflet Your Council Tax [PDF].

Where the money will go

More information

To find out more about Council Tax, contact your District Council.

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