Council tax bands, charges and appeals

Your council tax band

Find your council tax band
We set the council tax rates and the Valuation Office Agency makes sure your home is in the correct band.
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How much you pay depends on local discounts.

The Local Government Finance Act allows the council to award a discount from 0% to 100%. The appropriate discounts are as follows;-

  • Properties that are unoccupied and substantially unfurnished now attract a local discount which has been set at 0%
  • Properties that are second homes now attract a local discount which has been set at 0%
  • Properties that require major render works to render them habitable or that are undergoing structural alterations attract a local discount which has been set at 0%

Your council tax charges by parish

How much you pay depends on:

  • the amount set by your councils and the Sussex Police Authority
  • the valuation band of your property
  • whether you can have a reduction

Bills are calculated on a daily basis, from 1 April each year. This means that you will have to pay every day that you are responsible for the property.

Appeals

Please make any appeal related to property bandings to the District Valuer and Valuation Officer at the Valuation Office Agency .

Please appeal directly to us if you think your Council Tax bill is incorrect for the following reasons:

  • You are not the resident or owner.
  • The property is exempt.
  • We have made a mistake in our calculations.