Valuation for council tax

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) is responsible for compiling and maintaining the Council Tax Valuation List (and the Local Rating List). The VOA is an executive agency of the Inland Revenue.

If you believe that your home should be placed in a lower band, you can appeal to:

The Valuation Office Agency
Ground Floor
Ferrers House
Castle Meadow Road

Tel: 03000 501 501
Fax: (01865) 441299
or via the VOA website This link will take you to an external website...

See Appeals for further details.

Valuation Banding

Each dwelling is assessed for Council Tax by the Valuation Office Agency and is allocated one of eight 'bands' according to its open market value as at 1 April 1991.

Valuation bands
Valuation Band Value Proportion of Band D
A Up to and including £40,000 6 / 9ths
B £40,001 - £52,000 7 / 9ths
C £52,001 - £68,000 8 / 9ths
D £68,001 - £88,000 9 / 9ths
E £88,001 - £120,000 11 / 9ths
F £120,001 - £160,000 13 / 9ths
G £160,001 - £320,000 15 / 9ths
H Over £320,000 18 / 9ths

The valuation band forms the basis on which your council tax bill is calculated i.e. proportion of Band D. For example, a dwelling shown in Band H will be liable to a council tax twice that of a Band D dwelling and a Band A dwelling will be liable to an amount equal to two thirds of a Band D dwelling, subject to any other reductions or allowances that may apply. Your bill shows which Band applies to your home.

The Council Tax Valuation List shows the Valuation Band for each dwelling in the South Oxfordshire District and is available for inspection at the Council Offices and the Valuation Office Agency Offices in Oxford. You can also view the band of any property in England or Wales by visiting the VOA website.

Last reviewed: 25 - 02 - 2015

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