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 2019 to 2020.

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 2019/2020

Suffolk County Council agreed its 2019/2020 Budget and 2019/2023 Capital Programme at its meeting on Thursday 14 February 2019. For more information, see the Budget message from Councillor Matthew Hicks (PDF, 30KB). 

As part of this, the council agreed to increase its portion of your 2019/2020 Council Tax by 3.99%.  

This comprises a 2.99% rise to fund general county services, and a further 1% to fund adult social care. 

See details of how its portion of your Council Tax has changed between 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 below:

How Council Tax has changed between 2018/2019 and 2019/2020
Property Band2018/2019 Council Tax (SCC portion only)2.99% general increase1% adult social care increase2019/2020 Council Tax (SCC portion only)
Band A £828.36 £24.78 £8.28 £861.42
Band B £966.42 £28.91 £9.66 £1,004.99
Band C £1,104.48 £33.04 £11.04 £1,148.56
Band D £1,242.54 £37.16 £12.43 £1,292.13
Band E £1,518.66 £45.42 £15.19 £1,579.27
Band F £1,794.78 £53.68 £17.95 £1,866.41
Band G £2,070.90 £61.94 £20.71 £2,153.55
Band H £2,485.08 £74.33 £24.85


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