Council tax

Council tax

Click here to view and pay your council tax online

If you are having any difficulty paying your council tax for any reason, including if you have lost work or now have a reduced income due to the coronavirus, contact us as soon as possible on 0345 302 2313 or email

If you are not being paid, and are struggling to pay your bill, please apply for Council Tax Reduction – your account will then be put on hold for 30 days while your application is processed. 

For more information on support that's available please see our COVID-19 financial guidance page

Change of address or other circumstances

Please let us know if you have moved house, changed your name, or have other changes in your circumstances. This will help us to contact you and to keep our records up to date.  It is important to inform us when you move house so we can bill you correctly for your Council Tax.

Warning over council tax banding claim

We’ve been made aware that some residents have been contacted by companies claiming to represent South Oxfordshire District Council offering to look into whether people’s council tax banding could be reduced for a charge. 

Beware, you do not need to pay a company for this service and South Oxfordshire District Council has not appointed any companies to offer this service.

Council tax bands are determined by the Valuation Office Agency, not by the district council, and they do not charge people who want to challenge their banding.  For more information please click on challenging a council tax band.    

More about council tax

Residents or home owners pay council tax to directly contribute towards the costs of council services.  

For information on how to register for council tax, see the change of address or other circumstances section.  As well as collecting its own element of the council tax, this council also collects on behalf of: 

South council tax pie chart - 2019/20

The amount of council tax you pay depends on:

  1. Where in the district you live
  2. the value of your property, based on values at 1 April 1991
  3. your personal circumstances.

More information

More general council tax information can be found on the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) website. This link will take you to an external website...

The council's council tax service is provided by its contractors, Capita Local Government Services. This link will take you to an external website...

For complaints about council tax please contact us (see contacts section of this page).

My South Oxfordshire Local Search

Use the South Oxfordshire Local Search to find information about council services in the area, such as council tax rates. Search by postcode or town/village.

Last reviewed: 01 - 06 - 2020

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