Birmingham City Council

Council Tax

Council Tax is a tax set by local authorities to meet their budget requirement.
It helps pay for the services Birmingham city council provides for the citizens of Birmingham.

Paying your council tax page provides you with the following information:

  • Summons or Liability Orders
  • Attachment of Earnings order and the powers that the Council has
  • Reminder or a Final Notice advice on what to do,
  • Refund Policy adopted by Birmingham City Council.
  • 12 monthly payments/extended instalments

Sign up to pay council tax by direct debit

Exemptions and Discounts page provides you with the following information:

  • Single Person Discount
  • Student Exemptions
  • Unoccupied Properties

Tell us about a change of address

Council Tax - change in circumstances

Council Tax bands and charges

Get support to help you pay


Reports have been received from members of the public stating that they have received requests for bank details from an unknown company. Council Tax staff do not contact people in this manner to offer refunds. Council Tax payers are advised not to disclose bank details or personal information to anyone contacting them advising of an entitlement to a refund. Furthermore, information relating to property banding can be viewed on the VOA website. More information regarding Council Tax Scams can be found here

Please see information leaflets below on what your council tax pays for.

 PDF Council Tax - Centro (Size: 914 Kb Type: PDF )

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 PDF Council Tax WM Police (Size: 1.34 Mb Type: PDF )

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