Council Tax

Council Tax helps to finance a wide range of local government and other public services in the city. The money you pay is collected by us and helps to fund:

  • Stoke-on-Trent City Council services for a variety of services for the people of Stoke-on-Trent
  • Staffordshire Police Authority services for crime prevention, law and order 
  • Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority services for fire prevention and rescue

By paying your Council Tax regularly and on time, you help to provide vital services for your local community.

Click here to view a booklet which gives a detailed breakdown of spending and explains how your Council Tax is being used to deliver local services in 2016/17.

If you require a printed copy of this Council Tax booklet please telephone us on 01782 234234.

Save time and do it online - click through to:

The Online Account makes managing your Council Tax ‘Click and Easy’
You can view your account balance, check payments, apply for discounts and exemptions and more through the Online Account.

 Click here for more information.


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The Empty Property Premium

The Local Government Finance Act 2012, Section 12 allowed local authorities to charge an additional premium on long term empty and unfurnished properties (properties that have been empty and unfurnished for 2 years or more).

From 1 April 2014, any properties that have been empty and unfurnished for 2 years or more are liable to pay an additional 50% Council Tax.

Contact the Council Tax team
By filling in our online Council Tax enquiry form, we can help you quicker - you can also upload any documentary / supporting evidence required for applications using this form if you need to. Click here to contact us

If you still can’t find the information that you want and need to speak to us regarding your bill, you can contact us by:


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