Most domestic properties (house, bungalow, maisonette, flat, mobile home, caravan or houseboat) are subject to Council Tax, no matter whether they are owned, rented or leased. The tax is collected by Harlow Council and is used to pay towards services provided by several authorities including Harlow Council, Essex County Council, Police Crime Commissioner for Essex (PCC) and Essex Fire Authority. Therefore Harlow’s Council Tax is made up of Harlow Council, Essex County Council, PCC and Essex Fire Authority charges. The property band determines what portion of the set Council Tax should be paid by those liable.
- Who is responsible for paying Council Tax?
- How can I make Council Tax payments?
- Can I view and manage my Council Tax account online?
- How are Council Tax bands and charges calculated?
- What reductions, support, discounts and exemptions could I qualify for?
- Is there any extra help with Council Tax payments I could qualify for?
- How do I check or challenge a banding or appeal a bill?
- What should I do if I change address?
- What happens if I don't pay my Council Tax bill?
- What to do if the person liable to pay Council Tax has died?
- How is my Council Tax spent?
- How do I comment or complain about the service I have received from Harlow Council?
- How does Harlow Council use my information?
- How do I identify Council Tax scams and what can I do to avoid them?
Council Tax - advice
If you need more advice or are experiencing difficulty paying your Council Tax bill you can contact us through Contact Harlow or ask us to contact you by using the new
Alternatively, there are also a number of other independent organisations that may be able to give advice with not only Council Tax bills but any other bills you may have. Contact details of other independent organisations