Council Tax is paid to the Council by the main resident (or in some cases by the owner) of every dwelling. Each dwelling is allocated to one of eight valuation bands, A-H by the Valuation Officer, and every year the council sets the tax for dwellings in band D. The tax for the other bands is calculated as a fraction of this figure.
There are several ways to pay your Council Tax bill:
There are a number of reasons why your Council Tax payment could be reduced.
You must pay the amount shown on your council tax bill even if you dispute the amount due or you have a claim outstanding for council tax support, another discount or an exemption.
A means tested benefit to assist people who live on low incomes with their rent.
Universal Credit was initially rolled out in the Frome and Wells Job Centre areas (that cover Mendip) in March 2015.
Council Tax Support is a means tested discount to help people, whether unemployed, working or on a low income, to pay their Council Tax. It is a local scheme with the rules set and administered by Mendip District Council. Any discount awarded will be credited to your Council Tax account, reducing the amount you owe.
The estimated market value of the dwelling as at 1st April 1991, determines what the banding value is.
The following forms and leaflets are currently available to download and print.