Council tax scams

We have been told by some residents that they have received phone calls telling them they are due a council tax refund, and asking them for personal details (like bank account/card etc) over the phone - we will never ask you for your card details over the phone to arrange a refund. Find out how to stay safe and avoid council tax scams.


Council tax

When you pay your council tax bill, you are helping to fund services provided by Staffordshire County Council, Office of the Police and Crime CommissionerStaffordshire Fire Authority, local parish councils, and us. 

We only keep around 10% of your charge, which means an average local household will pay Lichfield District Council about £3.08 a week for the services we deliver to you - such as emptying your bins, cleaning local roads and running leisure centres and parks. Read our latest council tax leaflet to find out how we spend the money we collect.

The exact amount you will pay depends on the your property valuation band - the lower the band you are in, the less you will pay and vice versa. What you pay is also affected by the parish you live in, as the amount each parish council charges differs.

Our how much will I have to pay? download will show you exactly how much you'll pay. Simply find your council tax band in the table.

If you are a business visit our business rates section.

Contact the team by email or call them on 01543 308900.

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District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield, Staffs, WS13 6YY

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

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