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Council tax is payable on domestic dwellings to pay for our services.
Annual council tax bills have now been posted to residents in Cherwell. We have frozen our element of the tax for the fourth year running.
You can also spread your payments over 12 months from 1st April 2013. Please complete the Council tax - 12 instalment plan form.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley and Oxfordshire County Council have increased their element of the tax by 2% each. Any other variations in the amount of council tax payable is due to amounts charged by your parish or town council, please contact your local parish or town council if you require further information.
With your bill is an information leaflet on how charges are calculated, how to apply for possible reductions and details of how this money is spent. Pay your council tax bill online
Council tax raises approximately £5.8m for Cherwell, which pays towards the cost of the local services we provide, such as:
- refuse collection
- street cleansing
- sports and recreation.
The rest comes from Government grant (£7.8m) and income from our investments.
The level of tax depends upon the value of the property, as decided by the Valuation Officer. The Valuation Office Agency is a separate government organisation to Cherwell District Council
Each property is allocated to one of eight valuation bands, A to H., where band H is the most expensive and pays the most tax. It is a local tax set by local councils to help pay for services.
If you move please let us know. You can complete the council tax - change of address form online or use the contact details top right.
Most of council tax (about 80%) is passed on to Oxfordshire County Council. The rest is passed on to the Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley Police, Cherwell District Council and either your local town or parish council.
All domestic properties receive an annual council tax bill whether you reside in a house, bungalow, flat, house boat or mobile home. The council tax account number should be quoted when contacting us to discuss council tax. If you are unable to quote your council tax account number, a few questions will be asked in order to confirm your identity.
Annual billing is the busiest time of year for the council tax section. We try to deal with all written enquiries within 10 working days.