Council Tax

Find out how to pay Council Tax to your local district or borough council in Suffolk. Find out about our saving and spending plans for 2020 to 2021.

If you meet the Council Tax criteria as a Suffolk resident, you have to pay Council Tax to support funding for:

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:

You can enter your postcode on GOV.UK to find your local council.

Council Tax changes for 2020-2021

Suffolk County Council agreed its 2020-2021 Budget and 2020-2023 Capital Programme at its meeting on Thursday 13 February 2020. For more information, see the Budget message from Councillor Matthew Hicks (PDF, 34KB). 

As part of this, the council agreed to increase its portion of your Council Tax by 3.98% in 2020-21.  

This comprises a 1.98% rise to fund services provided by the council, and a further 2.00% specifically to fund the increasing costs of delivering adult social care (the Social Care Precept).

See details of how its portion of your Council Tax has changed between 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 below.

How Council Tax has changed between 2019-2020 and 2020-2021
Property Band2019-2020 Council Tax (SCC portion only)1.98% general increase2% adult social care increase2020-2021 Council Tax (SCC portion only)
Band A £861.42 £17.09 £17.23 £895.74
Band B £1,004.99 £19.94 £20.10 £1,045.03
Band C £1,148.56 £22.79 £22.97 £1,194.32
Band D £1,292.13 £25.64 £25.84 £1,343.61
Band E £1,579.27 £31.33 £31.59 £1,642.19
Band F £1,866.41 £37.03 £37.33 £1,940.77
Band G £2,153.55 £42.73 £43.07 £2,239.35
Band H £2,584.26 £51.27 £51.69


You can check your Council Tax band to find out what band your property is assigned.