Council Tax charges and bands

Council Tax is a property based tax which contributes towards Council services.

Every property is in a band and the charge is based on 2 adult residents. How much you pay depends on which band your house is in. Each band is calculated as a proportion of band D. Scottish Government has recently taken a decision to increase the proportion of tax payable on Bands E-H which comes into effect from 1 April 2017.

You can check the band for your property on the Scottish Assessors website.

If your property has been unoccupied for more than 12 months, you may be charged double the normal rate of Council Tax. Further details can be found on the long term empty properties page.

Council Tax charges 2016-17
Property value £'000 Band Proportion of basic tax payable Council Tax Water charge Waste water charge Total
up to 27 A 6/9 £722.67 £130.80 £151.80 £1005.27
27 to 35 B 7/9 £843.11 £152.60 £177.10 £1172.81
35 to 45 C 8/9 £963.56 £174.40 £202.40 £1340.36
45 to 58 D 9/9 £1084.00 £196.20 £227.70 £1507.90
58 to 80 E 11/9 £1324.89 £239.80 £278.30 £1842.99
80 to 106 F 13/9 £1565.78 £283.40 £328.90 £2178.08
106 to 212 G 15/9 £1806.67 £327.00 £379.50 £2513.17
above 212 H 18/9 £2168.00 £392.40 £455.40 £3015.80

To make sure the right person is charged Council Tax at the right rate, you must tell us about any changes in the circumstances of the adults (aged 18 or over) living in a property.

If there have been any changes in your circumstances, for instance if someone new has moved in, or out then please let us know. It means we can see if you are entitled to money off your Council Tax.

Visit Scottish Assessors website