Council Tax

The council tax is a local tax set by local councils to help pay for local services. There is one council tax bill for each domestic dwelling, whether it is a house, bungalow, flat, maisonette, mobile home or houseboat, and whether it is owned or rented. There are around 56,000 domestic dwellings in Amber Valley.

Each dwelling is placed on a valuation list in one of eight valuation bands, ranging from A to H. The list will show only the band to which your home has been allocated, not its actual value. If you would like to find out the Council Tax banding of a specific property in England and Wales you may do so by clicking on the link to the Valuation Office Agency's website.

The council tax set of web pages explain how the council tax works and how you can make sure your bill is correct. It explains who is responsible for paying the council tax, who may be entitled to a discount and which types of dwelling are exempt from the tax. It also explains the special reductions for people with disabilities and gives details on how you can pay and what can happen if you don't.

You can contact us by telephone on 01773 841440 or by Email.

Latest News : The Government has recently amended the law to allow bills and other documents relating to council tax and business rates to be issued electronically. If you would like to receive documentation by email at a future date when the council has the ability to use this method please email us at the email address below.

Your Council Tax pays for the services we all rely on like roads, schools, public transport, waste disposal and libraries. But it does so much more than that - it pays for those services that few of us use. But we need them - our communities need them.

Council Tax helps provide:

  • protection for children who are at risk
  • home and residential care for the elderly
  • special education for children with learning difficulties
  • support for elderly, vulnerable and disabled people

So if you think you get little for your council tax - think again. Even if you don't need every service we provide - someone in your family or living near to you does, and you might need them too at some point in your life.

What we promise is that you get:

  • good value for money
  • high quality, flexible services that meet your needs
  • help to improve your community , your health and your life

View the Annual Council Tax Rates for your area here


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If for some reason you are unable to find the information which you require on our website, you can contact us by the following methods.

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