What is Council Tax?
Council Tax is a form of local taxation in which householders make contributions towards Council funding, to enable us to provide services to the community.
Your Council Tax contributes towards the costs of Council services, including Education, Roads, Social Work and many other services provided to the community. It is not a direct charge based on usage of these services.
If your home is connected to the public water and/or public sewerage systems, your Council Tax Bill will also include charges for those services.
If you have any queries about your Council Tax please, contact your Council Tax Team who can help with your enquiry.
The amount of Council Tax you are due to pay is directly related to the Valuation Band your property falls within. Valuation Bands are determined by the Assessor. We set the 'Band D' charge annually, and charges for each band A to H, are then calculated on a sliding scale according to legislation.
Council Tax Charges for 2015/16
|Property Valuation||Band||Council Tax||Water||Sewerage||Total|
|up to £27,000||A||£760.67||£128.76||£149.46||£1,038.89|
|£27,001 - £35,000||B||£887.44||£150.22||£174.37||£1,212.03|
|£35,001 - £45,000||C||£1,014.22||£171.68||£199.28||£1,385.18|
|£45,001 - £58,000||D||£1,141.00||£193.14||£224.19||£1,558.33|
|£58,001 - £80,000||E||£1,394.56||£236.06||£274.01||£1,904.63|
|£80,001 - £106,000||F||£1,648.11||£278.98||£323.83||£2,250.92|
|£106,001 - £212,000||G||£1,901.67||£321.90||£373.65||£2,597.22|
|£212,001 and over||H||£2,282.00||£386.28||£448.38||£3,116.66|
Council Tax bills for properties connected to mains services include charges made by Scottish Water for domestic water and wastewater services. Whilst we are required by law to include these charges in our bill, we are not responsible for setting the charges. If you have a query about water or wastewater please contact Scottish Water.