Council tax is a local property tax set by us to top up
government funding of the services we provide.
Council tax payment
council tax payment table (pdf) to find out
your annual council tax charge and read our
payment FAQs for information about how to
If you don't pay your council tax or you fall into
arrears, we can start legal proceedings which could lead to
court action or even imprisonment. Read our
non-payment, arrears and fraud FAQs for advice and more
Discounts and relief
In certain circumstances you may be entitled to a reduction.
tax relief FAQs to find out if you're eligible.
Managing or setting up your account
If you've just moved to North Somerset or have a question about
your account, contact our
tax customer services team.
Certain benefits and independent advice is available if you
have financial problems and are unable to pay your council tax
bill, contact our
tax customer services team or visit:
If you don't agree with certain aspects of your council tax
bill, you can appeal. For more information read our:
Local council tax support scheme
From April 2013, the government is replacing the national
council tax benefit scheme with local council tax support schemes
provided by local councils. We have consulted with residents about
what should be included in the scheme which has now been adopted.
For more information about the proposals for our scheme download
local council tax reduction scheme policy
Residents are warned to be aware of scam telephone calls, which
involve someone claiming to be from a company that can
reduce their council tax band. We recommend that you report
any telephone calls like this to Action Fraud, for more information
visit the Action Fraud
For more information about what we spend your council tax
on download our
information booklet (pdf).