Council Tax bands and charges
The amount of Council Tax you pay depends on which Council Tax band your property is in. These bands are based on the market value of properties on 1st April 1991.
- Check your Council Tax band - on the GOV.UK website
- What your Council Tax is used for (including breakdown of expenditure on Council services)
Please refer to the correct table for the area that you live in to find out your Council Tax charges for 2023/24:
Note: The charges in Lancing include an extra charge, called a precept, that's collected on behalf of Lancing Parish Council to maintain recreation grounds and community buildings.
See also: Lancing Parish Council website
Note: If you live in Sompting an extra charge, or precept, will be added to your bill for services provided by Sompting Parish Council. An additional 'Special Expenses' charge is for the maintenance of recreation grounds and community buildings that's undertaken by Adur District Council.
See also: Sompting Parish Council website
Note: The charges in Shoreham-by-Sea, Southwick and Coombes include an element called 'Special Expenses'. This is for the maintenance of recreation grounds and community buildings that is undertaken by Adur District Council.
If you think your home has been valued incorrectly you can ask the Valuation Office Agency to check your band.
This is a free service, and there is no need to use the services of a property valuation company to make an appeal. These companies will often charge you an upfront fee, and/or a percentage of any refund.
The grounds for appealing your property's Council Tax band are restricted to the following circumstances:
- where you became the taxpayer in respect of the property for the first time. Your appeal must be made to the Listing Officer within six months, but if the same appeal has already been considered and determined by a Valuation Tribunal, it cannot be made again
- where you believe that the banding should be changed because there has been a material increase or reduction in the property's value
- where you start or stop using part of your dwelling to carry out a business, or the balance between domestic and business use changes
- where the Listing Officer has altered a list without a proposal having been made by a taxpayer
If you want to request a review of your Council Tax band you will need to explain to the Valuation Office why you think the band is wrong and provide supporting evidence.
For information about:
- challenging your Council Tax band - see the GOV.UK website
- contacting your Valuation Office - see the GOV.UK website
- appealing to the Valuation Office (and checking your Council Tax band) - see the GOV.UK website
Remember you need to continue to pay your Council Tax while you make your appeal.
Need assistance with this service?
Get in touch:
Adur Council Tax
Worthing Council Tax
Page last updated: 27 February 2023