Maldon District Council

Council Tax

What Is Council Tax? How Is It Worked Out?

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Council Tax is a contribution towards the cost of providing services to all of the residents in the District.  It is not a payment for services actually received or used by the individual resident or household.

You can find out more about Council Tax by going to the .Gov website

The largest amount of Council Tax is charged by and is paid back to Essex County Council.

How Is Council Tax Worked Out?

You can read more about this in the explanatory notes for all of the precepting authorities below:

Valuation Bands

The valuation band determines how much Council Tax you pay. You can check the band for your property or any property using a postcode or this is stated on your bill. 

We do not decide property bands, this is decided by the Valuation Office Agency and is based on the value on 1 April 1991, not their current value.

The latest bandings and charges can be found in our explanatory notes.

How to pay

If you are having difficulty paying then you can ask for more help or also see if you are entitled to Council Tax Support.

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