Council Tax is a property based tax (including some caravans) which contributes towards our services.
From 1 April 2020 Council Tax will increase by 4.84 per cent.
Your property banding
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. The table below details the charges for 2020/21.
You can check the band for your property on the Scottish Assessors website.
Water and Waste Water
We collect any domestic water and waste water charges on behalf of Scottish Water.
Where a property is connected to the public water supply or the waste water system, the relevant charges are shown in the bills issued to you.
For further information visit the Scottish Water website.
Band D Council Tax information
This year Band D Council Tax has been set at:
- Present Year £1,253.91
- Previous Year £1,196.02
- Scottish Average Band D Council Tax (2019/20) £1,251
Band D Council Tax bill of £1,253.91 would be split as follows:
|Spend||Band D Equivalent|
|Children and Young People||£517.22|
|Health and Social Care||£264.13|
|Finance, IT and Procurement||£150.88|
|Assets and Infrastructure||£177.57|
|Customer and Communities||£82.81|
|Culture and Sport||£23.70|
|Economic Development and
Council Tax reductions
Visit our Council Tax Reduction page for information and details on how to apply.
Unoccupied property Council Tax
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.
Change in household circumstances
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.