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Council Tax Information

What is Council Tax?

Council Tax is a tax which is collected on all domestic properties. There are approximately 61,725 domestic properties in Pembrokeshire. Money raised by the tax is used to partly fund services provided by the Council.

For further information see

Who pays Council Tax?

There is one Council Tax bill for each domestic property. Usually, the person living in the property is responsible for paying the bill.

Spouses and partners who live together are both responsible for paying the bill.

The person at the top or nearest to the top of the following list has to pay the bill:

  • lives in the property and owns it
  • lives in the property and has a lease (this includes 'assured tenants' under the Housing Act 1988)
  • lives in the property and is a 'statutory' or 'secure' tenant
  • lives in the property and isn't a tenant but has permission to live there
  • lives in the property (for example a squatter)
  • has a lease of six months or more on the property, but doesn't live there
  • owns the property but doesn't live there

You can't be responsible for paying the bill if you're under age 18.

If you're still unsure about paying the bill please contact us on 01437 764551 or visit one of our Customer Service Centres

How is Council Tax worked out?

All domestic properties have been valued and put into a ‘valuation band’. The band is placed on the property by the Valuation Office Agency. The current Council Tax valuation list is effective from 1st April 2005 but is based on the market value of the property as it was on 1st April 2003.

The valuation band determines how much Council Tax you pay. The table below shows the different bands.

If you have a query about the valuation band of a property you should contact

The District Valuer
Valuation Office Agency
Government Buildings
Picton Terrace
Carmarthen
SA31 3BT
Tel: 03000 505505

Valuation Office Agency (opens new window)

Valuation band Value of property
A Up to £44,000
B £44,001 - £65,000
C £65,001 - £91,000
D £91,001 - £123,000
E £123,001 - £162,000
F £162,001 - £223,000
G £223,001 - £324,000
H £324,001 - £424,000
I £424,001 +

 

Calculation of Council Tax 2016/17

The Council has calculated its tax base for 2016/17 at 53,798.38 and set the council tax at £841.10 (band ‘D’ equivalent).

The tax levied for each property band throughout the County in respect of the County Council’s expenditure including levies, and the Police & Crime Commissioner Dyfed Powys precept of £10,763,442  is shown below:

Property band A B C D E F G H I
Pembrokeshire County Council (£) 560.73 654.19 747.64 841.10 1028.01 1214.92 1401.83 1682.20 1962.57
Police & Crime Commissioner Dyfed Powys (£) 133.38 155.61 177.84 200.07 244.53 288.99 333.45 400.14 466.83
Property band ratios 6/9 7/9 8/9 9/9 11/9 13/9 15/9 18/9 21/9

 

Local Precepts

In addition to the above, council tax is collected in respect of the precepts paid to town and community councils. The band `D' tax for each community precept can be viewed by clicking the calculation link below. By applying the above property band ratios to the band D tax shown, the tax for each property band in respect of each local precept can be calculated

Download Calculation of Council Tax

What is the Council Tax band of my property?

To find out the amount due for your property this financial year use the Services in your area function (simply type in your postcode and then click on the property you are searching for).

This information can also be found on the Valuation Office Agency (opens new window) website.

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