Council tax

Couple calculating bills

Council tax is a local tax which helps provide services like education, waste collection and social services for more than 130,000 Leicester households. Find out how much you have to pay, and how you can pay.

Further information

Every February, councillors agree a budget, which sets out how much money needs to be collected via council tax
. A bill is then sent to each home that shows how much needs to be paid. The bill also includes the charges payable for the police and crime commissioner and the fire service. The amount payable is based on a valuation of each home, and the number of people who live there. The person who needs to pay the bill is usually the person that lives there as their main home.

There are various ways the amount payable can be reduced.

We will never call or email you to ask for your bank details. You should never disclose your bank details to anyone in an unexpected telephone call or email.

Change of address

By completing this form you will be made liable for council tax.

You can find information about council tax liability by going to Who pays council tax and what are the charges.

If you do not think you should be liable for council tax but you still want to inform us of your move into Leicester, then please email the details to us at council.tax@leicester.gov.uk

By completing this form, you will be made liable for council tax at your new address.

You can find information about council tax liability by going to Who pays council tax and what are the charges.

If you do not think you should be liable for council tax but you still want to inform us of your move into Leicester, then please email the details to us at council.tax@leicester.gov.uk.

Please note

  • Change of address forms can take up to one minute to submit once you have completed all the questions.
  • You may experience problems using these forms between 10pm and midnight due to daily maintenance work.