Council Tax is a tax in respect of dwellings. It enables us to raise money to provide more than 400 different services to you and your family, including -
- waste management
- road maintenance
- social care and support
Council Tax bands
Every property in Hull is valued within one of 8 Council Tax bands. Each band is assigned an annual Council Tax charge as follows -
Annual Council Tax charge for 2023-2024
The band that your property is valued at is decided by the Valuation Office. You can Access information on Council Tax bands for individual properties or if you have just moved to Hull or moving in to a new property you can Register for Council Tax.
Appeal your Council Tax band
You can appeal your Council Tax band if you feel your property has been valued incorrectly. If you decide to appeal, you must continue to pay your Council Tax bill as normal until a decision is made by the Valuation Office. When the appeal is not regarding a banding you can log an appeal through us.
The liability to pay Council Tax falls under the Local Government Finance Act 1992 and later regulations.
Only 1 bill is sent to a home, regardless of how many people live there.
The person in your home who fits 1 of the descriptions below is the person liable for Council Tax -
- a resident freeholder (for example, an owner-occupier)
- a resident leaseholder (for example, an assured tenant)
- a resident statutory or secure tenant
- a resident licensee
- a resident
- the owner (where there are no residents)
If the description fits more than one person, then each person is jointly and severally liable. This means that any 1 of them, or all of them, can be required to pay the full amount of Council Tax. Each person is not just liable for a proportion of the tax.
However, full-time students cannot be made joint and severally liable with non-students.
There are some special cases where the above list does not apply and, the owner is always liable, contact us for further details.
Council Tax discounts, disregards, exemptions, and reductions
The amount of Council Tax you must pay may be reduced if your circumstances match certain criteria see the below for further information on -