Council tax is payable on domestic dwellings to pay for our services.
Any increase in your annual charge for your council tax bill is because the Police & Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley and Oxfordshire County Council have both increased their council tax charges by 1.99% for 2016/17 and Oxfordshire County Council have also been granted permission for a further 2% increase if the additional money is used to fund adult social care. AAny other adjustment whether this is an increase or decrease in your annual bill is due to your parish/town council.
Any queries regarding these amounts must be made direct to these authorities as we collect the amounts due but we don't not have the power to alter the amounts to be collected.
You cannot legally withhold payment of your council tax if you have a grievance with these authorities.
The amounts shown in the table above are based on 2 adults residing in the property as their main home and they are not entitled to any discounts, exemptions or council tax reduction.
Although council tax is charged to the persons who are resident, there are some circumstances when the owner has to pay. Example: owner of a property where each resident is only liable for the rent to cover their bedroom and shared use of kitchen and bathrooms.