Council tax bands and how much you pay
Council tax bands determine how much your council tax is. When you know your band and parish, you can look up how much council tax you pay.
Look up how much council tax you pay
How much council tax you pay depends on your property's council tax band and where you live. Before looking this up, you need to know:
- What your property band is - check your council tax band on Gov.uk.
- Which parish you live in (use our My Durham search to look this up).
Check thetable to see our current council tax rates.
Council tax bands
Your council tax band is based on the value of your property on 1 April 1991, not its current value.
|Band||Property value on 1 April 1991|
|A||Up to £40,000|
|B||£40,001 - £52,000|
|C||£52,001 - £68,000|
|D||£68,001 - £88,000|
|E||£88,001 - £120,000|
|F||£120,001 - £160,000|
|G||£160,001 - £320,000|
|H||£320,000 and over|
Valuations are controlled by the Valuation Office Agency rather than the council. If you'd like to appeal against the valuation, see our make an appeal about council tax page.
Get money off your bill
If no one is living at a property, council tax is still charged at full rate, regardless of whether it's furnished or not. If a property has been empty for over two years, council tax is charged at 150%. Find out more about council tax on empty properties and second homes.
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