Council Tax

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Where is my council tax reference number?

Your annual Council tax bill for 2018 - 2019 will be being posted out to you between the 9th and 20th March. Your Maidstone Borough Council reference Read more...

I'm moving house and I need to tell Council Tax

You can tell us your moving by completing our online form. You can use this form if: you are new to paying Council Tax in Maidstonehave moved from Read more...

Pay my Council Tax

Your annual Council tax bill for 2018 - 2019 will be being posted out to you between the 9th and 20th March. If you would like this emailed, then you can Read more...

Council Tax Discount

There are a number of reasons that you can have a Council Tax discount, including: If you live on your own in the propertyYour property is empty or a Read more...

I haven't received my council tax bill

Your annual Council tax bill for 2018 - 2019 will be being posted out to you between the 9th and 20th March. It's quicker to receive your bills by Read more...

How do I add a name of a person now living at my property?

Please complete a contact us form. We will need to know who and when they moved in. Read more...

I can't afford my Council Tax bill

Everyone has to pay Council Tax.  If you’re having difficulty paying we may be able to come up with a payment plan you can afford. If you don Read more...

Can I receive my Council Tax bill by email?

Your annual Council tax bill for 2018 - 2019 will be being posted out to you between the 9th and 20th March. If you chose to receive this by email, then Read more...

I need to change the name on my council tax account

Please use our contact us form to let council tax know that you need to update your name on your account Read more...

Direct debit for Council Tax

You can set up a direct debit to pay your council tax online. Read more...

Income and Expenditure form

Everyone has to pay Council Tax. If you’re having difficulty paying we may be able to come up with a payment plan you can afford. If you don't Read more...

Council Tax and Business Rates credits

Business Rates Credits This contains full information on any businesses paying rates within the borough. This includes any reliefs, discounts and empty Read more...

How much council tax do i have to pay?

Your instalments are on the bottom of your Council Tax bill. You can pay on the automated line or use our online form to find your instalments and pay. Read more...

Enforcement action on my bill

Bailiffs are now called Enforcement Agents. On 6 April 2014 new rules were introduced that state what they can charge when recovering money from Read more...

Council tax exemptions

Some of our exemptions include: A charity-owned propertyIt was the main place of residence of someone in prison, unless it was for not paying council Read more...

Remove single person discount

We will need to know you're details and the name and date of the person who moved in. Please use our Contact Us form to tell us more. Read more...

I am a Landlord and I need to tell you my tenants are moving

The quickest way to tell us of your tenants moving in or moving out is by using our online form.  Read more...

Pay my Council Tax by standing order

You can find our bank details for Council Tax here under the "Standing Order" tab. Read more...

Empty property rates

Council Tax As of the 1 April there are no discounts or exemptions available for empty properties.  Business Rates You can find information on Read more...

Empty council tax discount

As of April 1st 2017 we do not offer any empty exemptions for your Council Tax bill.  Read more...

What are MBCs bank details for online banking

We have different details for the different services we provide. Click on the links below to find each departments bank details. Council taxBusiness Read more...

When does a guest become a lodger

For more information please complete a Contact Us form.  Please provide as much information as possible.  If you are a housing association Read more...

Which council tax band am I in?

You can find out what band your property is in here Read more...

What is my Council Tax balance

You can check your Council Tax balance with our online form.  You can also register for an account here.  Read more...

Attachment of earnings

Once a Liability Order is granted by the courts, it gives us more powers to recover money owed for Council Tax.  This means we can contacting your Read more...

Do I get a receipt if I pay online

You will receive a receipt by email if you pay online. You can make payments here.  Read more...

I think my Council Tax band is too high

We do not set the bands for Council Tax. If you feel that your Council Tax band is too high or wrong, you will need to contact that Valuation Office Read more...

Do I have to pay Council Tax if I am a student?

More information on Council Tax discounts can be found here. You can also apply online. We will need to see a copy of your student certificate which Read more...