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.

You can check your Council Tax band - on the GOV.UK website.

See also: What your Council Tax is used for (including breakdown of expenditure on Council services)

Annual charges 2021/22

Please refer to the correct table for the area that you live in to find out your Council Tax charges for 2021/22:

Adur Council Tax Charges - Lancing
Valuation band1991 value of property2020/21 charge2021/22 charge
Band A £40,000 or less £1,319.71 £1,381.55
Band B £40,001 to £52,000 £1,539.67 £1,611.81
Band C £52,001 to £68,000 £1,759.62 £1,842.07
Band D £68,001 to £88,000 £1,979.57 £2,072.33
Band E £88,001 to £120,000 £2,419.47 £2,532.85
Band F £120,001 to £160,000 £2,859.38 £2,993.37
Band G £160,001 to £320,000 £3,299.28 £3,453.88
Band H More than £320,000 £3,959.14 £4,144.66

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

Adur Council Tax Charges - Sompting
Valuation band1991 value of property2020/21 charge2021/22 charge
Band A £40,000 or less £1,322.59 £1,387.55
Band B £40,001 to £52,000 £1,543.03 £1,618.81
Band C £52,001 to £68,000 £1,763.46 £1,850.07
Band D £68,001 to £88,000 £1,983.89 £2,081.33
Band E £88,001 to £120,000 £2,424.75 £2,543.85
Band F £120,001 to £160,000 £2,865.62 £3,006.37
Band G £160,001 to £320,000 £3,306.48 £3,468.88
Band H More than £320,000 £3,967.78 £4,162.66

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

Adur Council Tax Charges - Shoreham-by-Sea, Southwick and Coombes
Valuation band1991 value of property2020/21 charge2021/22 charge
Band A £40,000 or less £1,300.33 £1,362.71
Band B £40,001 to £52,000 £1,517.06 £1,589.83
Band C £52,001 to £68,000 £1,733.78 £1,816.95
Band D £68,001 to £88,000 £1,950.50 £2,044.07
Band E £88,001 to £120,000 £2,383.94 £2,498.31
Band F £120,001 to £160,000 £2,817.39 £2,952.55
Band G £160,001 to £320,000 £3,250.83 £3,406.78
Band H More than £320,000 £3,901.00 £4,088.14

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.

Worthing Council Tax Charges
Valuation band1991 value of property2020/21 charge2021/22 charge
Band A £40,000 or less £1,254.13 £1,315.25
Band B £40,001 to £52,000 £1,463.16 £1,534.46
Band C £52,001 to £68,000 £1,672.18 £1,753.67
Band D £68,001 to £88,000 £1,881.20 £1,972.88
Band E £88,001 to £120,000 £2,299.24 £2,411.30
Band F £120,001 to £160,000 £2,717.29 £2,849.72
Band G £160,001 to £320,000 £3,135.33 £3,288.13
Band H More than £320,000 £3,762.40 £3,945.76

How to challenge your Council Tax band

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

More information about contacting your Valuation Office is available on the GOV.UK website

Remember you need to continue to pay your Council Tax while you make your appeal.

Further information:

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Adur Council Tax

Telephone01273 263111 (9am to 5pm, Mon to Fri)

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Worthing Council Tax

Telephone01903 221061 (9am to 5pm, Mon to Fri)

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Page last updated: 24 February 2021