Council Tax

Information for residents and landlords explaining what Council Tax is, and how to let us know your circumstances have changed

A Guide To Your Council Tax

We provide a guide with Council Tax bills to explain the budgets and spending plans for your local services


If you have an annexe in your property, you will have to pay council tax on that separate self-contained unit. Find out more here

Are You Changing Address?

Tell us if you've moved home, or if you are a landlord let us know about a change of tenant.

Council Tax for your Main Residence

What we mean by your "sole or main residence" and how it could affect your council tax if you live alone

Council Tax Information for Landlords

Who pays for the council tax depends of how the property is rented. Find out what applies to your property here.

Council Tax Scams

Council Tax Scams - Don't be a victim. There are a number of Council Tax scams targeting the Bournemouth area.

Examples Where The Law Changes Council Tax

You can see examples where the law has changed who pays for council tax due to a house being a house in multiple occupation.

Other Organisations Who May Be Able To Help

Organisations who can help with free budgeting, money management and debt advice

See Your Account Online

You can view your account on our online portal. You can see what payments you've made and how much you need to pay.

What Happens If You Don't Pay Your Council Tax

If you don't pay your council tax by the due date, we'll send you a final notice. If you still don't pay, you'll be taken to court.

What is Council Tax?

Paying council tax is a legal requirement. Find out what it is and who has to pay it.



Contact Us


General Enquiries

01202 451597

Council Tax Recovery

01202 451596

24hr Debit/Credit Card Payments

0330 088 7966


Revenue and Benefits

St Stephens Road


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