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Bands and charges
Council Tax band overview
All domestic properties are banded in one of eight valuation bands. These range from band A to band H based on the value of the property and determine the amount of Council Tax you pay.
Property bandings are set by the HM Revenue and Customs' Valuation Office Agency (VOA), and not the Council, and valuations are based on the capital value of the properties on 1st April 1991. New properties built since 1st April 1991 are valued as if they also existed in 1991.
As a billing authority we are required to set a Council Tax charge based on band D dwellings each year. Dwellings in other bands are charged at a rate proportionate to the band D charge.
|Valuation Band||Range of Prices||Proportion to Band D|
|Band A||Up to and including £40,000||6/9|
|Band B||£40,000 to £52,000||7/9|
|Band C||£52,001 to £68,000||8/9|
|Band D||£68,001 to £88,000||1|
|Band E||£88,001 to £120,000||11/9|
|Band F||£120,001 to £160,000||13/9|
|Band G||£160,001 to £320,000||15/9|
|Band H||More than £320,000||2|
Find your Council Tax band
The amount you pay depends on the valuation band given for your property.
How to request a review of your Council Tax band
In certain circumstances, a Council Tax band can be lowered, for example:
- part of the property is demolished
- there has been a change that has reduced the value of the property, such as a motorway being built nearby
- the property has been incorrectly banded.
If you think that your property is in the wrong Council Tax band, you can ask to have it changed. You will need to contact the local the Local Valuation Office:
The Valuation Officer for Derby City Council
Valuation Office Agency
Durham Customer Service Centre
Generally, a rise and fall in property prices will not result in the property changing bands.
Council Tax charges
|Valuation band||Council Tax 2020/21|
|Band B|| £1,382.84
The overall increase for 2020/21 is 3.99%.
To find out more about Council Tax charges and how the money is spent, download our Council Tax 2020/21 - How your money is spent leaflet.
Addition information also available:
Previous years charges:
- Council Tax 2019/20 - How your money is spent leaflet
- Council Tax 2018/19 - How your money is spent leaflet
Empty homes premium charge
If your property has been empty and substantially unfurnished for two years or more, you will be required to pay an empty home premium on top of the full Council Tax charge for your property.
How much is the premium?
Until 31 March 2019
The premium is 50% of the full Council Tax charge for your property, so in total you will have to pay 150% of the full Council Tax charge.
From 1 April 2019
The premium is 100% of the full Council Tax charge for your property, so you will have to pay 200% of the full Council Tax charge.
From 1 April 2020
Properties that have been unoccupied and substantially unfurnished for five years or more, a premium of 200% will apply increasing the Council Tax liability to 300% of the usual Council Tax charge.