Council Tax

Council Tax

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. Please see Council Tax Charges 2016/17 for more information about how your money is spent.

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

If you would like to do this before March you can contact the Council Tax section for a copy bill which will provide your online key. Please email counciltax@winchester.gov.uk to request this.