Council tax

Residents are warned to be on their guard against telephone scammers offering a council tax refund. You should never give out personal details over the phone or by email. If you have any doubts relating to council tax, you should ring the council on 01773 841440. You can report this crime by visiting

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 over 59,000 domestic dwellings in Amber Valley.

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.

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Need further help or information?

Contact the team directly on 01773 841440 or email