Bands and charges
Council Tax band overview
All domestic properties are banded in one of eight valuation bands. These range from band A to band H based on the value of the property and determine the amount of Council Tax you pay.
Property bandings are set by the HM Revenue and Customs' Valuation Office Agency (VOA), and not the Council, and valuations are based on the capital value of the properties on 1st April 1991. New properties built since 1st April 1991 are valued as if they also existed in 1991.
As a billing authority we are required to set a Council Tax charge based on band D dwellings each year. Dwellings in other bands are charged at a rate proportionate to the band D charge.
|Range of Prices
|Proportion to Band D
|Up to and including £40,000
|£40,000 to £52,000
|£52,001 to £68,000
|£68,001 to £88,000
|£88,001 to £120,000
|£120,001 to £160,000
|£160,001 to £320,000
|More than £320,000
Find your Council Tax band
The amount you pay depends on the valuation band given for your property.
How to request a review of your Council Tax band
In certain circumstances, a Council Tax band can be lowered, for example:
- part of the property is demolished
- there has been a change that has reduced the value of the property, such as a motorway being built nearby
- the property has been incorrectly banded.
If you think that your property is in the wrong Council Tax band, you can ask to have it changed. You will need to contact the local the Local Valuation Office:
The Valuation Officer for Derby City Council
Valuation Office Agency
Durham Customer Service Centre
Generally, a rise and fall in property prices will not result in the property changing bands.
Charges and information with your bill
|Council Tax 2023/24
The overall increase is 5.2%.
To find out more about Council Tax charges and how the money is spent, view our Council Tax 2023/24 - How your money is spent leaflet.
Addition information also available:
- Council Tax Explanatory Notes 2023/24
- Council Tax Exemptions 2023/24
- Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Council Tax information 2023/24
- Derby City Council Cost of Living Support
- Voter ID
Previous years charges:
- Council Tax 2022/23 - How your money is spent leaflet
- Council Tax 2021/22 - How your money is spent leaflet
- Council Tax 2020/21 - How your money is spent leaflet
Empty homes premium
An empty homes premium is an additional Council Tax charge charged on some unoccupied and empty properties. For the 2023/24 financial year the following Council Tax charges will apply:
- For properties that have been empty and unoccupied for two years or more, but less than five years an empty property premium of 100%, giving a total Council Tax charge of 200%.
- For properties that have been empty and unoccupied for five years or more, but less than 10 years, an empty property premium of 200%, giving a total Council Tax charge of 300%.
- For properties that have been empty and unoccupied for ten years or more, an empty property premium of 300%, giving a total Council Tax charge of 400%.
If you are the new owner of a property that has been unoccupied and empty for a continuous period of five years prior to you taking ownership and it remains unoccupied and empty you will not be charged a premium for 12 months, from the date you become the owner.