How much council tax you must pay

Payments online and by phone – 17-20 September

From 8:45pm, Friday 17 September until 7:30am, Monday 20 September, due to essential maintenance, we will be unable to take payments online or by phone.

Please do not try to use these services during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Council tax and benefits – 17-20 September

From 8:45pm, Friday 17 September until 7:30am, Monday 20 September, due to essential maintenance, our online services for council tax accounts and benefit applications will not be available.

Please do not try to use these services during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Council tax bills

You usually get one 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 – council tax

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

Valuation band Council tax 2021/22 Council tax 2020/21
Band A £1,121.16 £1,070.22
Band B £1,308.02 £1,248.59
Band C £1,494.88 £1,426.96
Band D £1,681.74 £1,605.33
Band E £2,055.46 £1,962.07
Band F £2,429.18 £2,318.81
Band G £2,802.90 £2,675.55
Band H £3,363.48 £3,210.66

The overall increase for 2021/22 is 4.76%, within which there is:

  • a 4.99% increase on the share that goes to Thurrock Council services – 3% of this is allowed by the government to help pay for the rising cost of adult social care
  • a 4.98% increase on the share that goes towards policing and community safety
  • no increase on the share that goes towards fire and rescue services

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