Council Tax

Paying Council Tax

Council Tax is collected by district councils, not by the County Council.

Your district council:

  • sends out your Council Tax bill
  • works out if you are entitled to any discounts or benefits
  • collects your council tax
  • offers advice if you are having trouble paying.

Once the money has been collected, your district council keeps its share of the money and distributes the rest to the other agencies, including the County Council. 

Council Tax bands

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 on 1 April 1991.

The eight bands are A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H. The cheapests houses are in band A and the most expensive houses are in band H.

More than 60% of houses in Nottinghamshire are in bands A and B. 

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:

  • Nottinghamshire County Council
  • Nottinghamshire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • your district council
  • your parish or town council (if you have one).

The County Council's part of Council Tax for 2019/20 is:

  • Band A: £914.19
  • Band B: £1,066.56
  • Band C: £1,218.92
  • Band D: £1,371.29
  • Band E: £1,676.02
  • Band F: £1,980.76
  • Band G: £2,285.48
  • Band H: £2,742.58.

Adult Social Care precept

The Adult Social Care precept was introduced by the Government to help support the cost of providing adult social care services. The Government expects all county councils, who have responsibility for providing adult social care services, to levy the precept. Government funding calculations assume that the precept has been levied in full.

Investing in social care helps ease the strain on under-pressure NHS services and provides better outcomes for people, helping them to retain independence and reduce the chances of having to access acute care in hospital

Nottinghamshire County Council's Adult Social Care precept for 2019/20 is 1% which will raise £3.5m. The precept is highlighted on all Council Tax bills as follows:

  • Band A: £69.85
  • Band B: £81.49
  • Band C: £93.13
  • Band D: £104.77
  • Band E: £128.05
  • Band F: £151.33
  • Band G: £174.62
  • Band H: £209.54

The precept is included in your council tax bill so is collected as part of your usual Council Tax payments. As required by Government legislation, Nottinghamshire County Council’s Council Tax is split into two separate lines on Council Tax bills.

For 2019/20 the precept has increased by 1% in addition to the 2.99% increase of Council Tax to help fund all of the services the County Council provides.

The example below shows how the total increase in Council Tax is calculated for a Band D property:

  • Nottinghamshire County Council’s total 2018/19 Council Tax = £1,419.33
  • plus: 2.99% Increase for all County Council services = £42.44 (£1,419.33 X 2.99%)
  • plus: 1% Increase specifically for adult social care = £14.19 (£1,419.33 X 1%)
  • equals: Nottinghamshire County Council’s total 2019/20 Council Tax = £1,476.06 £104.77 of the £1,476.06 being used to help fund adult social care pressures, which include the 2019/20 increase of £14.19.

Other agencies

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. Each district and parish council sets it 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.

Where your Council Tax goes

Visit our funding and spending page to find out about where your Council Tax goes. 

View the 2019/20 budget leaflet [PDF].

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