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 12.5% of the total Council Tax collected. Hertfordshire County Council receives 76.4% and Hertfordshire’s Police & Crime Commissioner receives 11.1%.
Manage your Council Tax online
You can view your Council Tax account online using MyAccount, our self-service portal.
To register, click on ‘register’ at the top of the page. If you already have an account, just click 'login' and follow the instructions. Once logged in you will see the ‘Manage Council Tax’ tab.
Registering to manage your Council Tax online is simple and only takes a few minutes. You’ll just need your 8-digit Council Tax account number to hand, which can be found on your bill.
Switch to e-billing
You can go paperless and receive your Council Tax 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.
Your Council Tax 2021/2022
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 2021/2022 below.
Hertfordshire County Council's information about Council Tax covers details 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.