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Your Council Tax account

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.

 

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 installments.

Find out the amount of Council Tax that you have to pay 

Make a payment to your Council Tax account.

     Apply to change your 10 monthly instalments to weekly, fortnightly or 12 monthly    

 

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.

Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for a Council Tax discount or exemption.

Find out if you are eligible for a Council Tax discount or exemption.

 

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 to receive your bill by email and to view your Council Tax account online    

If you have already registered, you can view your account online. We have recently introduced a new and improved facility.

 

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.