About Council Tax

Council Tax is a tax on residential properties, such as houses, flats and caravans. It's paid by the occupiers, or in some cases the owners of a property.

We collect Council Tax on our behalf and also the money collected goes towards the services provided by Surrey County Council and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey. 

Who pays Council Tax?

Council Tax bills and monthly instalments

Your Council Tax bill is usually sent out each year in March and paid in monthly instalments. Your bill clearly sets out how much each instalment is and when it should be paid.

We split your bill into 10 instalments over a full year (April through to the following January). If your bill is issued after the end of April, the number of instalments will be reduced. 

If, for any reason, the amount of your Council Tax changes during the year. For example you become entitled to a discount, reduction or exemption, you will be sent a revised bill showing the amended amount for the year and the revised instalments that you have to pay.

View Council Tax bands and costs

View a sample Council Tax bill

Pay your Council Tax bill over 12 months

We also offer a monthly payment option which allows you to pay a full year’s charge over 12 months. 

Apply to pay your Council Tax over 12 months

Contact us 

The quickest way to contact us is by using our online form which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Contact us online