Council Tax

Council tax and council servicesMost homes are subject to Council Tax, which which helps to pay for the cost of local services. There is one bill per property, whatever the property type, and whether it is owned or rented.

Paying your council tax

Council tax discounts and exemptions

Some properties are exempt from Council Tax and some people will be eligible for discounts. In most cases however, the full amount is payable.

Changes to your details and circumstances

You must notify us if you change name, address, or if any other change occurs which is likely to affect the amount of Council Tax you pay. Please get in touch using one of the contact methods shown to the left of this page to let us know if your circumstances change.

You can use the Council Tax Change of Circumstances form to tell us about a change of address. You should also use this form if you are moving into the area.

How your council tax bill is calculated

Every property is allocated a valuation band. Each band pays a different amount of Council Tax (A the lowest, to H the highest).

  • View the Council Tax levels for all valuation bands
  • Use the My Property address search to see the charge for your property including a breakdown of where the money is used.
  • You may appeal your Council Tax calculation if you think you are not liable to pay, or (in certain limited circumstances) appeal against the banding to the local Valuation Officer. Council Tax appeals has more information including possible grounds for appeal.

Downloadable Documents

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File nameSizeApproximate Download time
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerCouncil Tax Summary 2014/15 in PDF format317 Kb45 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerCouncil Tax Explanatory Notes in PDF format253 Kb36 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Microsoft Word formatCouncil Tax Enquiry Form in Word format344 Kb49 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerCouncil Tax Enquiry Form in PDF format27 Kb4 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Microsoft Word formatUninhabitable property discount application in Word format428 Kb1 min 1 sec @ 56k, 2 secs @ 2mb

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Allerdale Borough Council
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