Council Tax bands and charges

The GOV.UK helps you find out which band your home is in. Just put your postcode into their online tool to find the band for your home. Then come back here to see the charges for that band.

The Band Charges are advertised in Surrey Comet each year, please find below the dates of the last three years announcements.

Council Tax Band Charges for 2020/2021 were advised on 5 March 2020

Council Tax Band Charges for 2019/2020 were advised on 28 February 2019

Council Tax Band Charges for 2018/2019 were advised on 2 March 2018

The Council Tax for 2020 to 2021 was agreed at the Full Council meeting on 27 February 2020. The list below shows the full charge, iIf you get a Council Tax discount or reduction, these will show on your bill.

Valuation band

House values

Council tax 2019/20

Council tax 2020/21

Council tax 2020/21

(inc W&PCC)


Up to £40,000





Over £40,000 and up to £52,000





Over £52,000 and up to £68,000





Over £68,000 and up to £88,000





Over £88,000 and up to £120,000





Over £120,000 and up to £160,000





Over £160,000 and up to £320,000





Over £320,000




You can also view the Wimbledon and Putney Commons Levy paying map

Appealing against your band

Valuation bands are based on how much a property was worth on 1 April 1991. The Valuation Office Agency is responsible for setting the Council Tax bands.

If you think your property is in the wrong band you can challenge your council tax band.

Liability appeals

You can also appeal if you think you should not be liable to pay Council Tax. This may be because:

  • you are not the resident or the owner

  • your property should be exempt

  • you think we have made a mistake calculating your bill

If you wish to appeal on these grounds please notify us in writing so that we can reconsider the case. Please explain why you believe you have been charged the wrong amount of Council Tax and provide evidence where possible to support your appeal. If your appeal is successful we will refund you any overpaid Council Tax.

If you make an appeal and you are still not satisfied with our decision (or you are not notified of a decision within 2 months of making your appeal) you can then appeal further to a Valuation Tribunal.

You can appeal directly to the Tribunal against the imposition of a penalty without first having to contact the Council.

Council tax scamming

There have recently been reports of Council Tax scams across the country. 

If you receive an email, text message or phone call offering a Council Tax refund or a Council Tax band reassessment, do not give out any personal information, particularly bank account or a debit or credit card details. Delete any emails or texts straight away and block the sender; do not reply or click on any links. If you receive a phone call, end the call as quickly as possible. 

If you are in any doubt please access and check your Council Tax account online. 

If you have been a victim please contact us and the Police straight away, and report it to Action Fraud. General advice for staying safe online is available on the Get Safe Online website.