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Council tax

You pay Council Tax to fund local services.

Council Tax is paid by households to your local district or city council, rather than to us at the County Council. We are then given a proportion of this to fund the services this council provides. This amount that the County Council receives is called its ‘precept’. Some of this precept is specifically to fund adult social care services, which is called the ‘adult social care precept’.

As well as some of the tax staying with your local district or city council, other public bodies also make a precept and receive some of the tax collected. This includes the Police & Crime Commissioner, the Fire & Rescue Service, the Combined Authority, and in some cases your parish council.

The amount you pay depends on the band of your property, and in which part of the county you live.

Your local district council’s website has more information about how to pay Council Tax:

If you need to check which is your local district council, visit the GOV.UK website.

You may be eligible to receive additional support with your Council Tax, or receive a discount, which can be applied for through your local district or city council.