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Council tax bands and charges

Find your council tax band

If you're not sure which band your home is in, you can search for your council tax band by postcode and address.

If you think your band is wrong, you can appeal

Council Tax and business rates scams

The VOA have published some advice for people wanting to challenge their Council Tax band or Non-domestic rates Rateable value. Published online it gives some examples of the types of scams a fraudulent agent may use and how to avoid them.

Full details here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/council-tax-and-business-rates-scams

How much is my council tax?

If you know your parish and your band, you can find out how much your council tax is:

2017-18 overall council tax:

Parish Band D  Annual increase 
Appleton  £1578.63  £75.06 (4.8%) 
Birchwood  £1651.75 £68.99 (4.2%) 
Burtonwood and Westbrook  £1576.34  £67.51 (4.3%) 
Croft  £1628.16  £68.60 (4.2%) 
Cuerdley  £1553.63  £67.06 (4.3%) 
Culcheth and Glazebury  £1584.45 £77.60 (4.9%)
Grappenhall and Thelwall  £1591.56 £67.79 (4.3%)
Great Sankey  £1587.13 £74.93 (4.7%)
Hatton  £1567.77 £67.34 (4.3%)
Lymm  £1584.67 £72.24 (4.6%)
Penketh  £1616.15 £69.62 (4.3%)
Poulton with Fearnhead  £1573.70 £67.83 (4.3%)
Rixton with Glazebrook  £1585.77 £66.68 (4.2%)
Stockton Heath  £1593.63 £77.06 (4.8%)
Stretton  £1575.05 £67.48 (4.3%)
Walton  £1564.26 £67.06 (4.3%)
Winwick  £1614.88 £67.62 (4.2%)
Woolston  £1561.76 £67.35 (4.3%)
Warrington (unparished areas)  £1553.63 £67.06 (4.3%)

Council tax charges per parish and band 2017-18 (from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018)

If you want to compare charges from the past two years:

Council tax charges per parish and band 2016-17 (from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017)

Council tax charges per parish and band 2015-16 (from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016)

How are the charges decided? 

Each domestic property - such as a house, flat or bungalow - is placed in a council tax band by the Valuation Office Agency (part of HM Revenues and Customs).  The bands are based on what the property might have been sold for on 1 April 1991, not on today’s house prices.

Each year, the council sets the yearly council tax for a Band D property. The amounts payable for the other bands are proportions (ninths) of the Band D amount.

There are eight council tax bands, from A to H:

Band  Range of values  Band D ratio
A £40,000 and under  6/9ths 
£40,001 - £52,000   7/9ths 
£52,001 - £68,000  8/9ths 
£68,001 - £88,000 
£88,001 - £120,000  11/9ths 
£120,001 - £160,000  13/9ths 
£160,001 - £320,000  15/9ths 
More than £320,000 

The list is compiled by the HMRC Valuation office Agency.