The amount payable depends on the value of the property and, whilst Council Tax was introduced on 1st April 1993, the valuations are based on the open market values as at 1st April 1991. All domestic properties are valued and placed in one of eight valuation bands by the Independent Valuation Agency. A Listing Officer at the Valuation Office is responsible for compiling, maintaining and notifying the Council of the banding of a property.
Please use the what's my council tax calculator on this page for your area's tax band.
The eight valuation bands are:
Band A - Values not exceeding £40,000
Band B - Over £40,000 but not over £52,000
Band C - Over £52,000 but not over £68,000
Band D - Over £68,000 but not over £88,000
Band E - Over £88,000 but not over £120,000
Band F - Over £120,000 but not over £160,000
Band G - Over £160,000 but not over £320,000
Band H - Values exceeding £320,000
Each band is subject to a different level of tax; Band A will have the lowest tax and Band H the highest. The relevant band for your dwelling will be shown on your Council Tax bill
Check your council tax band at Directgov by clicking here