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.

We are required to collect council tax from the residents of Torbay. The charge includes a payment to us as well as the Police Authority Opens in a new window and Fire Service Opens in a new window. If you are a resident in Brixham you will also pay a parish precept which is for the Brixham Town Council Opens in a new window.

For information on how much we collect, what this is spent on and details of our capital projects please read our guide.

Council Tax
A guide to how your money will be spent on local services in 2018/19.

Adult Social Care precept - percentage change 2018/19

We, along with other councils that provide adult social care, have been given flexibility by central government to raise council tax specifically to fund adult social care.

Central Government have advised that the amount of council tax that relates to adult social care is shown as a separate line on a council tax bill. The percentage change in 2018/19 for adult social care is shown as 3%. This 3% is based on the increase of the adult social care amount in 2018/19 calculated as a percentage of the total amount of council tax in 2017/18 of the Torbay Council parts of the council tax bill.

For a Band D property
Details Percentage change 2017/18 2018/19 £ change
Adult Social Care 3% £64.56 £105.86 £41.30
Torbay Council 2.99% £1,312.37 £1,353.54 £41.17
Total 5.99% £1,376.93 £1,459.40 £82.47

Note: The total for Torbay Council excludes Fire, Police and Brixham Town Council

The amount for adult social care on a 2017/18 council tax bill relates to 2016/17 and 2017/18. The comparative amount for 2018/19 relates to 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19.