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Council tax bands, charges and appeals

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA), not the Council, allocates every property one of eight bands based on its value on 1 April 1991. Even if you live in a new property the VOA will work out the band based on what the property value would have been in 1991.

You can check your council tax band online.

The charges for each band are available to download.

Council Tax Band Property Value
A Up to £40,000
B £40,001 to £52,000
C £52,001 to £68,000
D £68,001 to £88,000
E £88,001 to £120,000
F £120,001 to £160,000
G £160,001 to £320,000
H Over £320,000

Long term empty properties

These are properties which are unoccupied and unfurnished for six months or more. No discount is awarded. Where a property has remained unoccupied and unfurnished for 24 months or more an additional 100% premium will be added to the charge from April 1 2019.

Appeal your council tax band

You may be able to appeal your council tax band. For more information contact the Valuation Office on 03000 501501 or by post to: The Valuation Office Agency, 4400 Nash Court, Oxfordshire Business Park South, Garsington Road, Oxford, OX4 2RU.

If you appeal against your banding you must continue paying your council tax until a decision has been made.