What is Council Tax?
Council Tax is a locally set tax that is payable on all domestic properties. It is collected to help pay for local services such as schools, roads, libraries, police, fire and rubbish collection. Most dwellings will be subject to the council tax. In most cases there will be one bill per dwelling, whether it is a house, bungalow, flat, maisonette, mobile home or houseboat, and whether it is owned or rented.
The basic Council Tax bill is made up of two parts, 50% property and 50% personal. The 50% personal element is applied on the basis that two or more people live in the property.
Each property is given a band by the Listing Officer of the Valuation Office Agency with the basic level of Council Tax payable being determined by reference to the band in which your property is placed.
Please note: If you are buying a house in the Doncaster area, the current Council Tax band may increase once the sale has completed. This is because any property that has been improved, for example by building work, will be revalued when a sale occurs. If the improvements are significant enough to move the property into a higher Council Tax band then the Council Tax Office must charge the purchaser at the higher rate. If you have any concerns about this you should contact the Valuation Office in Sheffield on 03000 501501.
For further information please contact the Council Tax section, Revenues using the details at the top of this page.
If you would like to see how much the Council Tax is see:
If you want to make a Council Tax payment online you can do so by accessing the following link:
The leaflet attached to this page offers a basic guide to Council Tax.
The attached leaflet tells you about direct debit and how to arrange to pay by this method of payment.
You can now also arrange to pay by Direct Debit over the telephone. Direct Debit is the most efficient way of making payments. It saves you time and it helps Doncaster Council keep the costs of collecting Council Tax to a minimum.
Contact us now on 01302 734454 and Council Tax staff will sort out the rest. Please have your bank details to hand when telephoning.
Privacy Notice for Revenues (Council Tax, Business Rates, Sundry Debtors and Creditors).
Doncaster Council will use the information we hold about you to ensure our Revenue records are correct. We may pass information to other agencies or organisations such as the Department for Work and Pensions or HM Revenues and Customs, as allowed by law.
We may check information you have provided, or information about you that someone else has provided, with other information held by us.
We may also get information about you from certain third parties, or give them information to:
These third parties include government departments, local authorities and private sector companies such as banks, organisations that may lend you money and companies that assist us in fraud detection and prevention such as Credit Reference Agencies.
We will not give information about you to anyone else, or use information about you for other purposes, unless the law allows us to. For further information please see the following page Privacy Notice - Revenues.
Valuation Office Agency
Department for Transport
How much is the Council Tax?