We do not set council tax bands for properties. The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) is responsible for setting council tax bands.
Making an appeal
To challenge your council tax band, you must complete a council tax proposal form. Go to GOV.UK: Council tax challenge form.
Send your appeal or query about your property band to the Listing Officer, below.
: 03000 501 501
Grounds for appeal
The grounds for appeal against your council tax banding include:
- if there has been a material change in the value of the property – any big improvement that usually needs planning permission, in which case we will tell the Valuation Office the work is done
- a material reduction because a part of the house has been knocked down – this can be a big change or adaptation that makes the home suitable for a physically disabled person, in which case an immediate change of band may be necessary
When you cannot appeal
You cannot appeal on the basis of:
- a change in property values since 1991
- temporary nuisances such as road works or minor changes in the area