Your Council Tax bill

Council Tax is collected and used by local Councils to help pay for local services like schools, the Police and refuse collection. It is based on a banded property valuation of dwellings.

The amount of Council Tax payable depends on the number of adults living in a property and which Council Tax band the property is in. The amount of Council Tax payable for each band is based on the requirements of the District Council and the needs of the major precepting authorities (e.g. Hertfordshire County Council).

The Council’s expenditure accounts for 14% of the total Council Tax collected. Hertfordshire County Council receives 76% and Hertfordshire’s Police & Crime Commissioner receives 10%.

Switch to e-billing

You can now go paperless and receive your Council Tax bills by email:

Sign up to receive bills by email

Request a copy of your Bill

You can request a copy of the last paper or electronic bill that we sent to you.

Request a copy of your bill

Your Council Tax 2020/2021

Below you can download the full list of all precepting authorities and local Parish Councils, a breakdown of the charges levied, and the annual billing financial leaflets.

There is also a full explanation of the calculation of the Council Tax increase for Hertfordshire County Council for 2020/2021 below.

Hertfordshire County Council's Council Tax information can be found at, together with more information about the Adult Social Care Precept details on the front of your bill.

If you require a paper copy of any of these documents, please contact us.