Council Tax bands and charges

Council Tax charges 2016 - 2017

Council Tax is a local charge on all households and pays for local services. The tax is set by the City of Edinburgh Council to fund local services such as schools, libraries, leisure facilities and refuse collection.  The Council Tax year runs from 1 April to 31 March.

Council Tax will not increase in 2016 - 2017.

However Scottish Water's household water and water waste (sewerage) charges are increasing and you will see this increased charge on your Council Tax bill. This is because we collect these charges on behalf of Scottish Water. You can find more information about water charges on the Scottish Water website or call their helpline.

0845 601 8855


Council Tax

Water Charges

Sewerage Charges










































You may only be liable to pay Council Tax for part of the year. If so, we will work out your charge based on the number of days you are liable.

How much you pay depends on which band your house is in. Each band is calculated as a proportion of band D. You can check the band for your property on the Scottish Assessors website.

The Lothian Valuation Joint Board decides which band each home is in. If you disagree with the band your home is in, you can appeal the decision with them.

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