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Council Tax Frequently Asked Questions

Council Tax Legislation

Very occasionally we get people, such as Freeman on the Land and similar groups who wrongly believe that using an archaic law means they don't have to pay Council Tax.

Revenues and Benefits Privacy Notice

Privacy notice - Council Tax, Council Tax Support and Housing Benefit

What is a Council Tax Band?

Each property is valued and placed in a Council Tax band by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) - part of HM Revenue and Customs.

How do I appeal my band?

You can appeal to the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) if you think your band is wrong.

How is Council Tax charged?

Council Tax is based on the valuation band of your property.

Do I have to pay on a caravan?

In some circumstances you might be required, by law, to pay Council Tax for a caravan. This may include holiday parks if you are using the caravan as a sole or main residence.

How is my Council Tax spent?

We collect Council Tax from more than 31,000 households in the district. We collect council tax on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire and some Parish councils.

Beware! Is it a scam?

How to identify Council Tax and Business Rates scams and what to do to avoid them.

What is a Completion Notice?

Council Tax Completion Notices are issued on new build domestic properties or those nearing structural completion.