Council tax FAQs

Find answers to our most common council tax questions.

Council tax bands

The band of your property will be shown on your council tax bill. 

Council tax charges from 1 April 2021 to March 2022
BandCouncil tax chargeWaterWaste waterTotal

Charges for water and sewerage services

Your bill includes charges made by Scottish Water for water and sewerage services.

We need to collect these charges by law but don't keep any of the income.

Council tax needs to be paid on all domestic properties.

The following individuals are normally responsible for paying the bill:

  1. Owner, if they live in the property
  2. Tenant living in the property
  3. Sub-tenant living in the property
  4. Anyone else living in the property
  5. Leaseholder
  6. Anyone else with the right to live in the property
  7. Owner, if the property is empty

Joint owners or tenants

Two people can be responsible for council tax.

If 2 or more owners are tenants, both are responsible for paying council tax. 

For couples who live together, both are responsible for the other person's council tax.

There's only one council tax bill for each property. 

Council expenditure
ServiceNet expenditure for 2020 to 2021 £mCapital charges £mTotal net expenditure £m
Social care54.321.2055.52
Leisure and recreation9.811.6511.46
Roads and lighting10.682.3313.01
Cleansing and refuse disposal7.851.469.31
Transport subsidies and concessionary fares1.770.001.77
Planning and building control1.020.181.20
Environmental health0.820.000.82
Other services18.091.0519.14
Adjustment for capital charges  -11.54
Total net expenditure249.9420.40



Last modified on 17 March 2021