Council Tax

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We’ve set our budget for 2020/21, which includes Council Tax rates. Click here for more information.

The amount you pay in Council Tax is set for a whole financial year, which runs from April to March. We make a decision on the level of Council Tax at our Full Council meeting each February.

For 2020 to 20201, the average-sized home in our area will pay £183.22 over the whole year for District Council services.  This includes collecting your waste and recycling, leisure centres, housing support and environmental health services.  

Other organisations who 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.  The average bill for a mid-sized (Band D) home in Selby district will be £1,925.93 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.