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Council Tax

Council Tax is a charge made on all domestic properties to help pay for local services.

Take control of your Council Tax

There is one bill for each home, whether it is a house, flat, bungalow, maisonette, mobile home or houseboat, and whether it is owned or rented. The bill may be reduced by entitlement to discounts or other reductions. 


Council Tax is administered from Erith Town Hall. If you need to speak to someone in person you will need to make an appointment to visit Erith Town Hall.

Please note there are no Council tax staff based at the Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath, DA6 7AT.

Council Tax Bands

Further information on your band and how to appeal can be found at Council tax levels for 2015/16.

How to pay your Council Tax

We no longer provide payment slips with your bill. However, there are various ways to make a payment.

Please visit How do I pay my Council Tax?.

Register and view your Council Tax online

You can sign up and view your Council Tax account. Please visit Online Services.


Sign up to receive your bill electronically. Please visit Online Services.

Tell us you are moving

If you are moving and need to advise us to change your Council Tax bill please visit Online Services.

Tell us someone has died

We understand there are a lot of things to do when someone dies. For further information please visit When someone dies.

Apply for a discount or exemption

If you have received a discount or exemption review letter please visit Discount and Exemption Review Letters.

To find out more about discounts please visit Discounts or Exemptions.

Apply for Disabled Person's Relief

If you are disabled or you have a disabled person living permanently with you there may be an entitlement to this relief.

If you need to find out more please visit Disabled Relief.

How to apply for a refund

If you are entitled to a refund on your Council Tax account please visit Online Services.

Apply to pay over 12 instalments

If you wish to spread your payments over the remainder of the year, rather the standard 10 instalments, please let us know as soon as you receive the new Council Tax bill by emailing

Struggling to pay?

If you are having problems paying your Council Tax we are always willing to listen and may be able to reduce what you have to pay, for example if you qualify for a discount or a reduction.

Please visit Payment difficulties? for further information.

Court Summons and Enforcement Action

Recovery action will commence if you don't pay your Council Tax on time. Please visit What happens if I fail to pay? for further information.

How to apply for Council Tax Reduction

This was previously known as Council Tax Benefit or Support. If you wish to apply please visit Council Tax Reduction Scheme.

Information Sharing

We may pass the information supplied to other agencies or organisations such as the Department for Work and Pensions and Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs to help us check your application and to prevent or detect fraud. We may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

We may check the information you have provided, or information about you that someone else has provided, with other information we hold.

If you want to know more about what information we have about you, or the way we use your information you can ask the Council by contacting Customer Services.

Further information about how your data may be used in preventing or detecting fraud is available on National Fraud Initiative.