Council Tax

Council tax and council servicesMost homes are subject to Council Tax, 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 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. For other changes you can e-mail us at or ring us on 0303 123 1702.

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 2017/18 in PDF format665 Kb1 min 35 secs @ 56k, 3 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerCouncil Tax explanatory notes 2017/18 in PDF format115 Kb16 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerCouncil Tax enquiry form in PDF format165 Kb24 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Microsoft Word formatEmpty property discount application in Word format421 Kb1 min 0 secs @ 56k, 2 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerEmpty property discount application in PDF format201 Kb29 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerUninhabitable property discount application form in PDF format215 Kb31 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Microsoft Word formatUninhabitable property discount application in Word format429 Kb1 min 1 sec @ 56k, 2 secs @ 2mb

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Contact us

0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ