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The current processing time for new applications and changes to council tax is an average of 6 weeks. If you contact us with a general enquiry online we will reply to you within two working days.

Council tax is charged on every domestic property and only owners or occupiers that are 18 years or over can be responsible to pay.

Where there is more than one person aged 18 or over the ‘highest’ in the list below will be responsible to pay. If two or more people are at the same level, they will all be jointly responsible. 

  • An owner who lives in the property
  • A leaseholder who lives in the property
  • A tenant
  • Someone with a legal right to live in the property for example a lodger
  • Someone with no legal right to live in the property for example a squatter
  • An owner that doesn’t live in the property

Couples living together whether or not they have an equal interest in the property will be jointly responsible.