Council tax appeals
If you have applied for an exemption, discount or reduction in
council tax and you are not satisfied with the outcome, you have
the right to appeal. Appeals must be made in writing to the
Billing and Collection Team Leader.
If you are not satisfied with the Council's decision, or the
Council have failed to notify you of their decision within two
months, you have the right to appeal to the Valuation
Tribunal. You must appeal within two months of receiving
a decision from the Council.
Whilst you are awaiting the outcome of an appeal you must
continue to pay your Council tax as billed.
How to appeal against your property band
Tribunals are independent of both the
and the local
council. Hearings are held locally if possible and will
usually last no more than a day.
Normally the decision of the Valuation Tribunal will be final
but if any party does not agree with the decision they may appeal
to the High Court.
If the Tribunal decides in favour of the person appealing, the
local Council will issue a new Council Tax bill and arrange to
refund any overpayment.
Forms are available from the Valuation Tribunal