Council Tax

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

Empty Homes Review

BCP Council is currently undertaking a review of empty Council Tax properties.

A Guide To Your Council Tax

Information about Council Tax, Adult Social Care and other precepts.


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

Moving Home And Changes To Circumstances

What to do if you are moving in or out, becoming the only occupier, buying a property, renovating, or are a landlord whose tenants have changed

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

Don't be a victim. If you're not sure who is calling you, DON'T give your bank account or other personal information over the phone.

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

View your account using OpenPortal. 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.

Empty Properties

Unoccupied, uninhabitable and new properties and what that may mean for you.

Contact information for Council Tax

How to contact us about Council Tax.