View your benefits and Council Tax online
Check your Housing Benefit, Council Tax entitlement and Council Tax on OpenAshfield
Council Tax is a local tax set by councils to help pay for local services.
Council Tax helps pay for services we all rely on like roads, schools, public transport, waste disposal and libraries. It also pays for services fewer people need but are vital to our communities. This might be services which keep children safe, or the elderly in safe care, or to provide special education.
There is one Council Tax bill for each domestic dwelling. The dwelling could be:
You can see how we calculate your Council Tax in the leaflets in the related documents section of this web page.
Council Tax is billed whether the house is owned or rented, and applies to anyone over 18.
There is a 25% discount if only one person living in the house is an adult, and a 50% discount if no-one living in the property is an adult. You can find out who is classed as an adult for Council Tax on the Gov.UK website.
You can pay your Council Tax online through our eBilling and ePayments system.
To work out how much Council Tax you will need to pay you will need to know:
You can find out more about what your Council Tax pays for and how much it is by band and area on our Council Tax leaflets page.
If you are moving to Ashfield or moving house within the district and need to let us know about a change of address you can do this online on our register to pay Council Tax page.
Council Tax support can help towards the cost of your Council Tax charge if you are on a low income or in receipt of other benefits. You can claim if you are working and your earnings are low.
You can report the death of a person using our online form. This is so we can update Council Tax and Housing Benefit records. You must complete this even if you are using the Tell Us Once service.
You must tell us if any of your circumstances change.
If you have been notified there is a credit on your Council Tax account you can apply for a refund using our online form.
You can pay your Council Tax online but if you have a question contact us by: