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Council tax bands and charges

Council tax charges are based on the value of the property you live in.

Charges for 2017/18

Band / valuationCouncil tax     With water and waste waterWith water only               With waste water only
A  (up to £27,000)£720.31£1,007.35£853.15£874.51
B  (£27,001 - £35,000)£840.37£1,175.25£995.35£1,020.27
C  (£35,001 - £45,000)£960.42£1,343.14£1,137.54£1,166.02
D  (£45,001 - £58,000)£1,080.47£1,511.03£1,279.73£1,311.77
E  (£58,001 - £80,000)£1,419.62£1,945.86£1,663.16£1,702.32
F  (£80,001 - £106,000)£1,755.76£2,377.68£2,043.58£2,089.86
G  (£106,001 - £212,000)£2,115.92£2,833.52£2,448.02£2,501.42
H  (£212,001 and over)£2,647.15£3,508.27£3,045.67£3,109.75

The amount you pay includes charges set by Scottish Water for their water and sewerage services. We collect this money for them and pass it on.

Long Term Empty Property Tariff

We'll double the amount of council tax if a property's unoccupied for 12 months or more. This is called the Long Term Empty Property Tariff and applies even if a property is derelict or in very poor condition.

The charges for water and waste water are not affected by this tariff.

The tariff is designed to encourage people to deal with empty properties. You can save money by bringing an empty property back into use but you could also bring in rental income or a significant lump sum by selling up.

Your valuation band

The Assessor for Dumfries and Galloway values your home and puts it into one of the eight bands. The estimated value is based on property prices on 1 April 1991.

Valuation appeals

You might be able to appeal if you think the banding is incorrect.

Page last updated: 29/09/17