How we calculate and spend council tax

When you pay your council tax bill, you are helping to fund services provided by us and:

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.

How much will I pay?

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.

There are various ways you can pay your council tax, including by direct debit. Find out how to pay.

If you need help paying your council tax or rent, visit our benefits section.