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Council tax leaflet

Every year we produce a council tax leaflet, which has information about how much you will pay, how we spend the money we get, and council tax discounts and exemptions, how to pay and more.

This year's council tax leaflet (2019/20)

We spend 10% of the money you pay each month in your council tax bill. This means, an average house (band D) in the district will pay £175 this year towards district council services. Find out how we use this money to deliver local services in our council tax leaflet.

To make sure we can continue to deliver good local services we have increased our part of the bill by 2.99% this year (2019/20).

This increase means an average (band D) local home will pay around £5 extra a year, for the services we provide - from recycling and parks to planning, building control and more.

We pass the rest of the money you pay in council tax to:

  • 71% to Staffordshire County Council*

  • 12% to Office of Police & Crime Commissioner

  • 4% to Staffordshire Commissioner - Fire & Rescue Service

  • 3% (on average) to your local parish council

A small amount of money (called the Local Levy) is also paid to the Environment Agency to help them build flood defences, maintain rivers and more. 

To receive the council tax leaflet in a different format, such as large print, please contact our customer services team on 01543 308900, Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

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Phone our contact centre: 01543 308 000
District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield, Staffs, WS13 6YY

If you need to contact a team direct, please visit our contacts page for team phone numbers and email addresses.

Opening times

Our main reception at Frog Lane in Lichfield is open Monday - Friday, 8.45am - 5.15pm. Our phone lines close at 5pm.