Severely affected by the recent flooding? - we may be able to help people affected by establishing whether the Council can help with a reduction in your Council Tax or Business Rates. Follow this link for more information (PDF 128KB).
Council Tax telephone lines to close at 3pm until further notice - due to a high volume of work our telephone lines will be closing at 3pm each afternoon until further notice - we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Suffolk Coastal is responsible for collecting Council Tax for the district, although the total amount collected is divided between Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Police Authority and your town or parish council.
The money is used to provide local services such as education, social services, libraries, police, refuse and recycling collection, leisure centres - to name just a few.
The amount of Council Tax you have to pay (before any reductions) depends on the level of Council Tax set and the valuation band of your property.
Your property has been assessed for Council Tax in one of eight valuation bands (A-H) according to its estimated sale value at 1 April 1991:
|Band A - Up to £40,000||Band E - £88,001 to £120,000|
|Band B - £40,001 to £52,000||Band F - £120,001 to £160,000|
|Band C - £52,001 to £68,000||Band G - £160,001 to £320,000|
|Band D - £68,001 to £88,000||Band H - More than £320,000|
The allocation of the correct Council Tax bands to all homes in England and Wales is the responsibility of the Valuation Office Agency (new window). You can appeal if you disagree with your Council Tax banding.
If you need any help or advice call us on 01394 444855 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are hearing impaired and have a minicom device you can call us on 01394 444211.
In this section ...
- Your Council Tax for 2013/14
- Manage your Council Tax account online
- Search for Council Tax bands and current year charges
- Paying your Council Tax
- Who has to pay Council Tax?
- What happens if I do not pay?
- Council Tax discounts
- Local Council Tax Reduction scheme and exceptional hardship payments
- Disabled person's reduction
- Properties exempt from Council Tax
- Council Tax appeals
- Council Tax banding and appeals
- Online forms