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Council Tax

Council Tax is a way for local councils to raise money to pay for services such as education, social services, libraries, refuse collection, street lighting and leisure.

Council Tax is based on a property's value. All homes - including flats - are subject to Council Tax; rented and owner occupied and whether they are lived in or not. Each property receives one Council Tax bill. The bill can be reduced for people living on their own and for some people with disabilities. Further details on discounts.

The actual amount of Council Tax you pay depends on which Council Tax Band your property is in as shown in the table below. More than 90% of people in Tamworth pay less than the Band E charge. Ways to pay your Council Tax.

If you have your reference number, you can check your Council Tax Balance online here.

If you run a business, please take a look at our business rates page.

Council Tax Bands 2020/21 and where the money goes

Band Tamworth
Borough Council
Fire and Rescue 

OPCC Staffs

County Council
A £121.26 £51.49







































H £363.78





%  10%  4% 13% 73%  100%

Council tax breakdownFinancial information

To register for Council tax or if you have any questions, please contact:
The Council Tax Team. Tel:
01827 709530. Email:

Data Protection - We have a duty to protect public funds and we may need to check your Council Tax information with other information we hold. We may also exchange information with other agencies, councils, government departments or bodies administering public funds to make sure the information is accurate, detect crime or protect public funds. If you wish to know more about the information about you or the way we use it please email:

Important information about council tax band checks

A number of council tax payers have received a letter from companies providing a "no win, no fee" service regarding reducing residents council tax band. The company will charge the individual 30% of any reduction they receive.

Tamworth Borough Council strongly advises customers who want to check their banding to contact the Valuation Office Agency (VOA). It is responsible for assessing and reviewing council tax bands on all domestic properties. There is no charge for this service. If after investigating the VOA agrees, the band will be changed. However the band could go up as well as down. Please visit the VOA website or Tel: 03000 501501 or by post: Blackburn House, Old Hall Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3BS.