What your Council Tax is used for

Your Council Tax is used to fund variety of local services, including:

  • education
  • fire services
  • police services
  • roads
  • libraries
  • rubbish collection
  • planning

The total amount you pay is made up of charges for:

  • Adur District Council or Worthing Borough Council (depending on which area your property is in)
  • West Sussex County Council
  • the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC)

In addition:

  • If you live in an area with a parish council there is an extra charge for services they provide. These are called parish precepts and apply to Lancing and Sompting.
  • For some residents in Adur there is an extra charge for maintaining recreation grounds and community buildings. These are called special expenses, and apply to Shoreham-by-Sea, Southwick and Coombes.

See also:

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Adur Council Tax

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

EmailEmail this service (revsbens@adur-worthing.gov.uk)

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Worthing Council Tax

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

EmailEmail this service (revsbens@adur-worthing.gov.uk)

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Page last updated: 23 November 2020