Find out how to pay your Council Tax, apply for discounts, register a change in your circumstances and more.
Doncaster Council’s Local Council Tax Support scheme helps around 24,500 people on a low income to pay their Council Tax. We are thinking of making some changes to our Local Council Tax Support scheme from 1 April 2019. The changes would make it easier for people on Universal Credit to claim support and may also result in some people receiving more support. Our current full scheme document is attached to this page.
You need to let us know if you plan to move into, around or out of the Doncaster area as this may affect your Council Tax.
If we pay you too much benefit, known as an overpayment, we will usually ask you to pay this back to us.
Since 11 October 2017 Universal Credit has been being rolled out across Doncaster and you may have to claim Universal Credit instead of Housing Benefit for help with your rent. You will still need to make a claim for Council Tax Support if you receive, or are making a claim for, Universal Credit. The amount of Housing Benefit, if you are still eligible to claim, and Council Tax Support we will pay you depends on your circumstances.
You can claim housing benefit and/or council tax support for a past period. This is called backdating.
This Privacy Notice sets out what you need to know about how Doncaster Council will use your information for the administration of Council Tax. This includes the billing, collection and recovery of Council Tax in accordance with the Local Government Finance Act 1992.
There are lots of different ways you can pay your Council Tax each month but we recommend you do it via Direct Debit or online.
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The cost of your Council Tax depends on the band of your property and the number and circumstances of the adults that live there.