Council Tax

Council Tax

This section contains information about Council Tax, who pays it and why.

Council tax is a property-based tax payable on most domestic properties such as a house or a flat but can also include other types of property where people can live such as a 'granny annex' or a caravan.Your council tax funds a range of local services. Winchester City Council collects the council tax in the district on behalf of the County Council, the Police, the Fire and Rescue service and your Parish Council. Some of the council tax is kept by Winchester City Council to help pay for the services which we provide.

  • Manage Your Council Tax Online

    You can now do the following online:

    • Set up a Direct Debit
    • Check your Council Tax Band and annual charge
    • Tell us about a move
    • Apply for, or cancel, a Single Person Discount

    Also......when your Council Tax bill for 2017/18 is sent out to you in March, it will include an online key which will allow you to:

    • Switch to electronic billing
    • View your account details and notices
    • Update your contact details
  • Contact the Council Tax team

    Phone:   01962 848 288
    Email:    counciltax@winchester.gov.uk
    Fax:       01962 848 200
    Write:    Council Tax, City Offices, Colebrook Street, Winchester, Hants. SO23 9LJ
    Visit:     City Offices Monday to Thursday 8.45am - 5pm, Friday 8.45am - 4.30pm (a private interview room is available by appointment).
                  Please note: if you wish to see a member of staff you should arrive no later than 10 minutes prior to closing time. This is to ensure that
                  there is sufficient time available to deal with your enquiry.