The current processing time for new applications and changes to council tax is an average of 8 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 2019/20.
What we pay for. Our Police Force.
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Adult Social Care

We have not used the flexibility available in previous years to increase Council Tax by additional amounts specifically for Adult Social Care.

The amount shown on your Council tax bill under the “adult social care” line is the cumulative value of the previous years’ rises specially for adult social care, which in line with MHCLG (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government) guidance is shown as the same value as 2018/19.

However the 2.99% increase is calculated on the total 2018/19 value for Torbay, i.e. both the line “Torbay Council” and the line “Adult Social care”.

For a Band D property
Details 2018/19 2019/20 £ increase % increase
Adult Social Care 105.86 105.86 £0
Torbay Council £1,353.54 £1,397.18 £43.64
Total £1,459.40 £1,503.04 £43.64 2.99%

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