If you meet the Council Tax criteria as a Suffolk resident, you have to pay Council Tax to support funding for:
- Suffolk County Council
- Suffolk Constabulary (more information is available from the Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner)
- your local district or borough council
- your local town or parish council (where applicable)
Your district or borough council collects your Council Tax. It is then distributed to the organisations listed above.
How to pay Council Tax
Each Council Tax year runs from 1 April to 31 March. Before the start of each Council Tax year, your district or borough council will send you a single bill which details the amount of Council Tax owed to the organisations listed above.
You will not receive a separate bill from Suffolk County Council for its portion of your Council Tax.
Find more details of the Council Tax billing and collection arrangements for each district and borough council:
- Babergh District Council
- Mid Suffolk District Council
- East Suffolk Council
- Ipswich Borough Council
- West Suffolk Council
You can enter your postcode on GOV.UK to find your local council.
Council Tax changes for 2021-2022
Suffolk County Council agreed its 2021-2022 Budget and 2021-2024 Capital Programme at its meeting on Thursday 11 February 2021. For more information, see the Budget message from Councillor Matthew Hicks.
As part of this, the council agreed to increase its portion of Council Tax by a total of 3.99% for the year 2021-22 (i.e. from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022) for Suffolk householders.
The 3.99% rise comprises:
- an increase in the element relating to county-wide services equivalent to a 1.99% rise in Council Tax; and
- an increase in the element ringfenced to help fund Adult Social Care (the Social Care Precept) equivalent to a 2.00% rise in Council Tax.
See details of how its portion of your Council Tax has changed between 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 below: