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How we calculate and spend council tax

When you pay your council tax bill, you are helping to fund services provided by Staffordshire County Council, the Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner, local parish councils, and ourselves. 

We only keep around 10% of your charge, which means an average local household will pay Lichfield District Council about £3.37 a week for the services we deliver to you - such as emptying your bins, cleaning local roads, planning, building control and parks.

Read our latest council tax leaflet to find out how much you will pay and how we distribute and spend the money we receive.

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 shows you exactly how much you'll pay. Simply find your council tax band in the table. There are various ways you can pay your council tax, including by direct debit. Find out how to pay.

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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.