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How are properties banded?

We do not set the bands for council tax and do not value properties for council tax. The bands are set by central government and property values are calculated by the Valuation Office Agency which is part of Her Majesty's Revenues and Customs. They place all homes in one of eight valuation bands, based on its estimated value on 1 April 1991. The fact that homes may be worth more or less now does not mean your banding is wrong. The banding date just establishes how much homes are worth in relation to similar properties in the area. The bandings are not affected by general trends in house prices.

Band Value of property (01/04/1991) Proportion of Band D
A £0 - £40,000 6/9
B £40,001 - £52,000 7/9
C £52,001 - £68,000 8/9
D £68,001 - £88,000 9/9
E £88,001 - £120,000 11/9
F £120,001 - £160,000 13/9
G £160,001 - £320,000 15/9
H £320,001+ 18/9

The amount of Council Tax for each valuation band is calculated as a proportion of the Band D charge. For example, the council tax payable for a dwelling in Band B is 7/9ths of the charge for a dwelling in Band D.

Find your band

To find out what council tax banding your property is in visit the Valuation Office Agency website and enter your postcode.

If you think your home is in the wrong valuation band contact The Listing Officer at:

Valuation Office Agency
Ground Floor
Ferrers House
Castle Meadow Road
Nottingham
NG2 1AB

Tel: 03000 501 501
Email: cteast@voa.gsi.gov.uk

Revenues Services

Town Hall, Bank Road
Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3NN
01629 761 222
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