Page last updated 16 March 22

Council tax bills for the 2022/23 financial year

  • Council tax charges for the new financial year were agreed on 8 March 2022.
  • Council tax charges for the 2022/23 financial year can be found by visiting My council tax and selecting search for a property council tax band.
  • Council Tax bills for the 2022/23 financial year were issued on 14 March 2022.
Your Council Tax bill explained

You can set up a direct debit to pay your council tax account by visiting the My council tax page. If you already pay your council tax by direct debit then then your payments will continue to be collected by this method.

If you have registered for paperless billing your bills will show on your online account on the day they are produced. You will receive an email alert when your new council tax bill is ready to view.

To view your council tax bill, you must create an online council tax account. To access your account, or create a new online account please visit My council tax.

My council tax


Advantages of creating an online account

By visiting the My council tax page and signing up you can view/apply for the following:

  • pay by direct debit
  • view your up to date account information
  • check your balance, payments and bills
  • sign up to paperless billing
  • apply for certain reductions
  • tell us about a move

Council tax reduction

Any entitlement to council tax reduction is shown on your council tax bill. When your bill is dispatched your entitlement will be shown under your charge.

If you do not currently receive council tax reduction you can use our online calculator to calculate whether you may be entitled to any help.

If you wish to apply for council tax reduction please visit My benefits.

My benefits

To assist with the impact of COVID the Discretionary Council Tax Reduction of up to £150 for all working age households in receipt of Council Tax Reduction has been extended for 2022/23. If you are eligible this will show on your new bill as Discretionary Council Tax Reduction. This will be applied to all eligible households automatically throughout the year. 

What council tax pays for

Only 9% of your council tax collected is for the services provided by Chichester District Council. Council tax is also collected to pay for services provided by West Sussex County Council, Sussex Police & your local parish council. A specific amount is also collected on behalf of West Sussex County Council which goes towards adult social care. This amount is listed separately on your bill.

Council tax is collected to pay for all services provided. You do not pay specifically for services that you do or do not receive. More information on specific services spending can be found on the relevant authorities information guide.

£150 Energy bills rebate

This rebate will not be shown on your new council tax bill, and will be paid separately to qualifying households. Full details on this rebate can be found by visiting the page below.