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Council Tax

Annual Council Tax Billing

Council Tax is your contribution to the many services the Council provides. This includes education, libraries, waste collections, regeneration schemes, leisure facilities and environmental matters. Elements of the tax also contribute towards policing, fire services and parish charges.

Read the Budget Statement to find out where your Council Tax goes.


Who has to pay?

Every home in the Stockton Borough area has to pay Council Tax. This is the responsibility of the liable person of the property. If you’re 18 or over and own or rent a home, you’ll usually have to pay Council Tax. A full Council Tax bill assumes that two adults live in the property. Depending on your circumstances you may be eligible for a Council Tax discount, reduction or exemption. Find out if you qualify on our discounts, reductions and exemptions webpage.

Council Tax Support helps people on low incomes to pay their Council Tax. To find out more visit the Council Tax Support webpages.


What to pay and when?

The level of Council Tax for your home is based on the valuation band your property sits in. Your Council Tax bill tells you how much you have to pay for the year, how the amount has been worked out and the dates you have to pay. You can apply to pay by weekly, fortnightly or 12 monthly instalments.

Find out the different ways to make a payment to your Council Tax account.

Find out your Council Tax charge for 2021-22.

Change your 10 monthly instalments to weekly, fortnight or 12 monthly


Change in your Circumstances?

If you need to tell us about a change in your circumstances, such as somebody in your household turning 18, or if you need to tell us that you are moving home, visit our change of address or circumstances webpage.


Providing Evidence

Use this form to submit your evidence to support your Council Tax account. This form should only be used where original documents are not required.

Submit evidence to support your Council Tax account


Refund Application

If you have been notified that your Council Tax account is in credit, you can apply for a refund.

Apply for a Council Tax refund


Receive your Council Tax bill by email and view your Council Tax account online

You will need to register with us to set up an online Council Tax account. Once you have registered you will receive an email confirming your registration and account ID details. We will then send you a separate letter with information about your password.

Register for an online Council Tax account

If you have already registered, you can view your account online.


Receive your Council Tax bill in an alternative format

You can receive your Council Tax in large print, braille or register for our Talking Bill service. Contact our Customer Services Team for more details on 01642 397108.


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