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Where your council tax goes

Your council tax helps to pay for a vast range of public services provided across Oxfordshire.

To find out more about the services provided by each organisation please click on the links below.  The total money you pay each year is divided up and distributed as follows:

Oxfordshire County Council (Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue, schools, social services, libraries, the NHS, road repairs and more) – 78%

  • The amount of council tax which goes to the county council which is then allocated to Adult Social Care is detailed on this precept calculation.

Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner (policing in the Thames Valley area) – 10%

South Oxfordshire District Council (bin collections, leisure facilities, planning, environmental health, community grants, licensing and more) – 6%. For more information please see our page on Where your money goes.

Your local town or parish council (town centres, local events, allotments and more) – 5%

The following town and parish councils have precepts of £140,000 or more and are therefore required to publish details of their expenditure: 

These details relate to their specific areas and do not affect levels of council tax in other parts of the district.

Contact us - Council tax

0345 302 2313
(Text phone users add 18001 before dialing)

South Oxfordshire District Council
Po Box 872