The majority of dwellings are subject to Council Tax. There is one bill per dwelling, whether it is a house, bungalow, flat maisonette, mobile home or houseboat, and whether it is owned or rented. It is an important part of the financing of Local Government and other local services.
The hierarchy of liability for Council Tax is:
The person at the top or nearest to the top of the hierarchy list is the liable person for Council Tax.
Your Council Tax goes towards the cost of services provided by the District Council, Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner and your local Parish/Town Council. We collect all the charges and then pass the required amounts to the other services.
The money raised by Council Tax is used to make up the difference between the money we get from central Government and the money we need to deliver all of the services needed by you.
Council Tax was brought into effect on 1 April 1993 and is governed by legislation. It is an annual tax based on the value of your property and assumes that two people live in the property. The bill is not increased if more than two people live in the household, but if only one lives there, the bill is reduced by 25%
For further information on Council Tax and all explanatory notes for your eBill see Council Tax eBill information