Bands and amounts
You can use myhome to find a property’s Council Tax band by entering the postcode or address.
Changes to your property may affect your Council Tax band.
The amount of Council Tax you pay depends on where you live. Your bill is made up of five elements, which are split between:
- Essex County Council
- Chelmsford City Council
- Essex Police
- Essex Fire Service
- Parish councils, if you live in a parish and your council provides facilities
- special expenses, if you do not live in a parish and there are facilities in your area
The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) set Council Tax bands.
If you disagree with your Council Tax band, you can challenge your band on GOV.UK.
The VOA assesses newly built properties to ensure that they’re in the correct Council Tax band.
If you’ve moved into a new property that doesn’t have a Council Tax band, you should contact us.