Council Tax

Council Tax helps pay for services used by the residents of the Calderdale district. Almost every household has to pay Council Tax, whether you own or rent your home. The amount of Council Tax you pay depends on the valuation band into which your property has been allocated.

For further information on Council Tax including information on Council Tax bands see a guide to your Council Tax.

Pay your Council Tax

A Direct Debit is very quick and easy to set up, it's free, totally secure and you can now pick from five different payment dates. Direct Debit is the ideal way to pay Council Tax as it is automatic and takes the worry out of having to remember to pay each month.

Please check your balance using the ‘my account’ facility for any ‘now due’ amounts before submitting your Direct Debit application. If you have any ‘now due’ amounts please use the web chat facility to check your options. You can set up a Direct Debit easily online:

Council Tax Direct Debit instruction form

For details on other ways to pay your Council Tax see our Check your balance page.

Register for electronic billing

E-Billing is the best way to receive your Council Tax bill. Once registered, instead of issuing you with a traditional paper bill and sending it through the post, your bill will be sent electronically to your e-mail address.

Register for electronic billing

My account

You can now register to check your Council Tax account online. Your account will allow you to view your current Council Tax bill, your balance and any payments that have been made. You can register or login to your account by visiting:

My Account

Council Tax discounts and exemptions

Information on ways you may be able to reduce your Council Tax through discounts and exemptions. To find out if you are eligible and to apply for a Council Tax discount or exemption see, Council Tax discounts and exemptions.

Problems paying your Council Tax?

If you get into payment difficulties and you cannot afford your payments you should contact the Council Tax Section straight away to see if we can help you by making a different payment arrangement.

For information on the different stages in the recovery process and an explanation of what each stage means for you as a Council Tax payer see what happens if I don't pay?

Alternatively you can contact the Council who can provide advice to Calderdale residents about their debts, for more information see debt advice.

Report a change

To ensure that your Council Tax account details are kept correct and up to date please inform us of any of the following changes:

Last Updated: 05/02/2016