Your bill

Understand your council tax bill, request a copy and how to receive your bill by email (e-billing).

You will receive your council tax bill for the year ahead by the end of March.

Example council tax bill

Each numbered section is explained in detail after the image.

council tax bill example
  1. The date your council tax bill was printed. Any payments made after this date will not be shown on this bill

  2. Your council tax account number. You must have this number if you want to talk to us about your bill

  3. Who is responsible for paying the bill, and their correspondence address

  4. If the bill is for a different property, that property address will be shown here

  5. The council tax band the property is in

  6. The annual charge for the property for the financial year shown, and also the percentage change from the previous year’s charges. It details your contribution towards council services, the fire service, police service and, if applicable, any additional town or parish council charges. If you will be moving out during this financial year, please let us know at the time of your move and we will adjust your bill.

  7. The amount you have to pay, any discounts that apply, and any payments made towards this bill up to the issue date

  8. How you pay your bill, for example direct debit. If you pay by direct debit, the bill will confirm that here, and tell you the dates that your instalments will be collected

  9. Any charge outstanding from a previous year will be shown here. This will not take into account any payment you may have made towards a previous bill after the issue date of this bill

  10. Any discounts we’ve granted for the property – you will need to let us know if there is any change of occupiers, or if a discount no longer applies.

Request your bill by email (e-billing)

When you register to manage your council tax account online you will be given the option to go paperless.

If you have already registered to manage your account online, you can sign in and change how you would like to receive your bill.

Querying your bill or requesting a copy

If you have any questions about your council tax bill or if you need to request a copy, please contact us.

Contact us


0113 222 4404
(Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)