Council Tax banding and charges
Current Council Tax charges
The current Council Tax charges can be found on Council Tax charges by band and area for 2020/21 (PDF).
If you need to check which ward you live in and what band your property is enter your postcode in to the Find my nearest page.
There are no discounts for empty properties, and if your property has been empty for over two years you may be charged 200% Council Tax. If your property has been empty for over five years, you may be charged 300% council tax.
The extra charge is to try and bring empty properties back into use. It will not be payable if the empty property is being marketed for sale or rent at a level which could reasonably be achieved. Supporting evidence may be required.
How properties are banded
The Valuation Office Agency decide the band that your property is in.
To find out about how this is done go to GOV.UK – How domestic properties are assessed for Council Tax bands.
Challenge your Council Tax band
You might be able to challenge your Council Tax band if you have evidence that suggests the band is wrong.
To make an appeal go to GOV.UK – Challenge your Council Tax band.
If you submit an appeal against your bill or banding, you must continue to pay your Council Tax. If you do not pay you will be issued with a reminder and risk a summons and liability order.
A precept is a charge separate from your Council Tax that is added to and shown on your bill. Precept charges in this area are for things such as:
- Local police service
- Local fire and rescue service
- Local Parish Councils
- Adult social care
For information on the Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside’s precepts, visit the Police.uk website.
To find out about Humberside Fire Authority visit the Humberside Fire website.
If you want to know about a Parish Council precept then please contact your local Parish Council.
For 2020/21 we have increased Council Tax by 2% in relation to the Adult Social Care Precept. This option was provided by the secretary of state to help adult social care authorities like North East Lincolnshire Council. The government statement on the adult social care precept can be read on legislation.gov.uk.
Details of the amounts of funding from precepts is included in How your Council Tax is spent.
Council Tax, Local Taxation and Benefits, Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, DN31 1HU
Telephone: 0300 3030164 option 5