Challenge your Council Tax band

Challenge your band

Council tax bands are based on how much a property was worth on:

You might be able to challenge your Council Tax band if you have evidence that suggests the band is wrong.

Before you challenge your band

Contact the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) to explain why you think your band is wrong. You must be able to provide evidence. The VOA may be able to review and change your band without you needing to challenge it.

Valuation Office Agency
Telephone (England): 03000 501 501
Telephone (Wales): 03000 505 505
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Challenge your band

If the VOA has reviewed your band and you do not agree with their decision, you can still challenge your band.

  1. Find your property’s Council Tax band on the valuation list.

  2. From ‘Council Tax band details’ choose ‘Do you think this Council Tax band is wrong?’

  3. From ‘If you think your Council Tax band is wrong’ choose ‘Check if you can formally challenge your Council Tax band’.

  4. Answer the questions on the checklist to find out if you can make a challenge.

  5. Select ‘Make a formal challenge to your Council Tax band’ to fill in the challenge form.

  6. Provide evidence that supports your challenge in the ‘Formal challenge details’ section.

You must continue paying your Council Tax while the challenge is happening.

You can also appoint someone else to challenge on your behalf.

If you’re in Scotland use the Scottish Assessors website to check your Council Tax band, then follow the link ‘Make a proposal’.