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 2022 to March 2023
BandCouncil tax chargeWaterWaste waterTotal

Charges for water and sewerage services

Your Council Tax bill includes the charges for your water supply and waste water collection from Scottish Water. These charges allow Scottish Water to operate and improve services in communities across Scotland. To find out more go to the Scottish Water website or call 0800 0778778.

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 2022 to 2023 £mCapital charges £mTotal net expenditure £m
Social care60.761.2562.01
Leisure and recreation9.441.4410.88
Roads and lighting10.352.7113.06
Cleansing and refuse disposal8.820.869.68
Transport subsidies and concessionary fares1.770.001.77
Planning and building control1.170.201.37
Environmental health0.780.000.78
Other services19.281.8521.13
Adjustment for capital charges  -11.93
Total net expenditure266.2120.90



Last modified on 4 March 2022