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Council Tax Bands & Charges

The amount of Council Tax you pay relates to the valuation band of your property.

The Assessor will have set your property in one of eight valuations bands. According to its value on the open market at 1st April 1991. The workings use Band D charge as the base.

Scottish Assessors Association (SAA) provides the following online:
  • Scotland Valuation Rolls & Council Tax lists.

You can lodge an appeal with the Assessor if you disagree with the band in which your property has been placed. The legal term for this is 'a proposal'.  The Assessor is an independent official, not an officer of the council.

Water and waste water charges are set by Scottish Water and billed alongside Council Tax.

You can find more information about water charges on:
  • their website; or
  • by calling their helpline - on 0800 077 8778 (free 24/7).

You may not have to pay the full amount as there are discounts and exemptions available. If you are on a low income you may qualify for Council Tax Reduction.

Important Changes from 1st April 2017

The Council Tax calculation for properties in Bands E–H is changing. The Scottish Government is implementing the change.

The changes mean people living in these properties will have more Council Tax to pay. The Council has no control over the higher bands calculation.

Single person households with income up to £16,750 and all other households with income up to £25,000 are:
  • eligible to apply for a full exemption

If you think you are eligible - check the link: Council Tax Reduction.  If you already receive Council Tax Reduction there is no need to reapply.

Charges for water and waste water are not affected by these changes.
 

BAND 

PROPERTY
VALUATION (1991)

COUNCIL TAX 
CHARGES 
2017/18 (£)

WATER 
CHARGE
2017/18 (£)

WASTE WATER 
CHARGE
2017/18 (£)

TOTAL CHARGES
2017/18 (£)

TOTAL CHARGES
2016/17 (£)

A

Up to £27,000

767.69

132.84

154.20 1054.73

1027.93

B

£27,000 - £35,000

895.64

154.98

179.90 1230.52

1199.26

C

£35,000 - £45,000

1023.59

177.12

205.60 1406.31

1370.58

D

£45,000 - £58,000

1151.54

199.26

231.30 1582.10

1541.90

E

£58,000 - £80,000

1513.00

243.54

282.70 2039.24

1884.54

F

£80,000 - £106,000

1871.25

287.82

334.10 2493.17

2227.19

G

£106,000 - £212,000

2255.10

332.10

385.50 2972.70

2569.83

H

Over £212,000

2821.27

398.52

462.60 3682.39

3083.80

 
 

 

Council Tax Enquiries
Contact Council Tax Enquiries online

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