How much council tax you must pay

Council tax bills

You usually get 1 bill a year for each property. The person living in the property normally pays the bill.

Use our online My Account services to:

  • get your bills electronically
  • check your payment amounts
  • check your payment dates
  • check the household details that we use to work out your bill
  • set up a direct debit

Login to My Account below. You can create an account if you don't already have one.

My Account services login

The amount you pay depends on the valuation band given for your property.

Valuation band Council tax 2017/18 Council tax 2016/17
Band A £968.46 £926.16
Band B £1,129.87 £1,080.52
Band C £1,291.28 £1,234.88
Band D £1,452.69 £1,389.24
Band E £1,775.51 £1,697.96
Band F £2,098.33 £2,006.68
Band G £2,421.15 £2,315.40
Band H £2,905.38 £2,778.48

The overall increase for 2017/18 is 4.57%, which is made up of:

  • a 4.89% increase on the share that goes to Thurrock Council
  • a 3.25% increase on the share that goes to the Police and Crime Commissioner and Essex Police
  • a 1.99% increase on the share that goes to Essex Fire and Rescue Service

You may be entitled to council tax discounts, exemptions or council tax support depending on your circumstances.

You can pay your council tax online by credit or debit card.

Pay your council tax

The document below gives more information on budgets how we decide the level of council tax in Thurrock.

The government expects councils to include an extra amount – called a 'precept' – on all bills to help pay for the rising cost of adult social care. The precept was introduced in 2016/17, and has increased by 3% this year. Our letter to the government, below, shows the extra money raised will be spent solely on adult social care in Thurrock.