Council Tax and Parish Charges 2023/24
The majority of dwellings are subject to Council Tax. There is one bill per dwelling - whether it's a house, bungalow, flat, maisonette, mobile home or houseboat.
You have to pay Council Tax whether you own or rent the dwelling. It is an important part of the financing of Local Government and other local services.
The hierarchy of liability for Council Tax is:
- A resident owner – occupier who either owns either the leasehold or the freehold of the property
- A resident tenant
- A resident who lives at the property and is a licensee (they have permission to live there)
- Any resident living at the property (possibly a squatter)
- An owner of the property where no one is resident
The person at the top or nearest to the top of the hierarchy list is the liable person for Council Tax.
Your Council Tax goes towards the cost of services provided by:
- the District Council
- Suffolk County Council
- Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner
- your local Parish/Town Council
We collect all the charges and then pass the required amounts to the other services.
The money raised by Council Tax is used to make up the difference between:
- the money we receive from Central Government and
- the money we need to deliver all of the services needed by you
Council Tax was brought into effect on 1 April 1993 and is governed by legislation.
It is an annual tax based on the value of your property and assumes that two people live in the property.
The bill is not increased if more than two people live in the household. However, if one person lives in the household, the bill is reduced by 25%.
Council Tax Information 2023/24
Council Tax eBill information
Council Tax Information 2022/23