Council Tax Charges and Bands

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.

 
Band Multiplier
2020/21
Council Tax
2020/21
Water Supply
Charge
2020/21
Waste Water
Collection
Charge 2020/21
Total Charge
2020/21
A 240/360 £835.94 £138.24 £160.50 £1,134.68
B 280/360 £975.26 £161.28 £187.25 £1,323.79
C 320/360 £1,114.59 £184.32 £214 £1,512.91
D 360/360 £1,253.91 £207.36 £240.25 £1,702.02
E 473/360 £1,647.50 £253.44 £294.25 £2,195.19
F 585/360 £2,037.60 £299.52 £347.75 £2,684.87
G 705/360 £2,455.57 £345.60 £401.25 £3,202.42
H 882/360 £3,072.08 £414.72 £481.50 £3,968.30

Council Tax charges and bands 2016/17 to 2019/20

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

Example

Band D Council Tax bill of £1,196.02 would be split as follows:

Spend Band D Equivalent
Children and Young People £527.35
Health and Social Care  £250.26
Finance, IT and Procurement £141.97
Assets and Infrastructure £119.74
Customer and Communities £84.44
Regulatory Services £29.71
Culture and Sport £24.53
Human Resources £14.91
Economic Development and
Corporate Services
£3.11
TOTAL £1,196.02

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.