Council Tax

If you're worried about paying your Council Tax bill due to the impact of Covid-19, make sure you're claiming for any support you may be entitled to. 

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The amount you pay in Council Tax is set for a whole financial year, which runs from April to March. 

We recognise this has been a difficult time and we want to support you. The decision has been made to freeze our Council Tax rates for next year. Careful financial decisions in previous years have meant we are able to use some of our reserves instead of increasing our share of the Council Tax.

Like last year this decision means that all district council services – including your waste and recycling collections, planning, housing support and environmental health services – will cost just £183.22 for the whole year for a Band D property – that’s just £3.52 per week.

Other organisations that are funded through Council Tax – including the County Council, police and fire service - have made separate decisions about increases to their part of the bill.  North Yorkshire County Council will be increasing their share of the bill by 3.49% (which includes 1.5% for the Adult Social Care precept), for an average Band D property this will be £1,411.05. The Police and Fire Service will also be increasing their share by 1.99% this will be £345.20 for an average Band D property.

Some but not all local Parish and Town Councils have changed their share of the Council Tax but this will vary between parishes. Click here to find out about our Council Tax Finance, Facts and Figures for 2021/22. 

The average bill for a mid-sized (Band D) home in Selby district will be £2,005.01 for the year. This includes all the charges for all the other organisations funded in this way.

Find out more about Council Tax

Most people pay by monthly instalments, for 10 months.  This is really easy to do by Direct Debit.

Click on the buttons below to find out what you need to know about your Council Tax.  Here are full details about how it works.

You can also find out more about how we spend Council Tax in our annual report.  Click here to read the latest edition.

Keeping safe

Occasionally we hear of people using Council Tax as a way of trying to get money fraudulently.  We want to make you aware of some of the things we know about:

  • Receiving a telephone call from people claiming to be working for us and promising a refund of Council Tax if you give them your bank details. We will never contact you to ask for your bank details.  Please don't give out these details over the phone.
  • A company charging a fee to appeal against your Council Tax band.  You do not need to pay anyone to appeal against your Council Tax band, you can do it yourself.

If you're in any doubt whether a call you receive is genuine, please just ask for the caller's name and tell them you will call them back.  Put down the phone and call us on 01757 705101.