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How to appeal against your Council Tax bill

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The level of Council Tax you pay depends on the valuation band of your property. The valuation of your property was set by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) based on its value in April 1991. Your bill shows which band applies to your home.

If you think your home is in the wrong Council Tax valuation band you may be able to make an appeal against the banding.

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) provides guidance if you disagree with your band.

 

Council Tax bands at a glance

The level of Council Tax you pay depends on the valuation band your property sits in. The valuation of your property was set by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) based on its value in April 1991. Your bill shows which band applies to your home. 

Valuation band Range of values
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 More than £320,000

 

Appeals against council tax liability, discounts, reductions and exemptions

If you have applied for an exemption, discount or reduction in Council Tax and you are not satisfied with the outcome, or you do not think you are liable for the council tax for a property, you have the right to appeal. Appeals must be made in writing to the Head of Customer Services and Taxation at the following address:

Revenues and Benefits Service
PO Box 410
Stockton on Tees
TS23 2YD

If you are not satisfied with the Council’s decision, or the Council have failed to notify you of their decision within two months, you have the right to appeal to the Valuation Tribunal Service.

If you make an appeal you must continue paying the instalments shown on your bill.