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Making an appeal

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1. Council Tax appeal

If you disagree that you have been made liable for Council Tax, or have not received the exemption or discount you feel you are entitled to, please send an email to or write to our Council Tax team appealing the decision, providing any new evidence or information that will support your request.

If we feel our original decision was correct and your appeal is turned down we will contact you to let you know. You can then appeal to the Valuation Tribunal, an independent body. The appeal must be made within two months of the day we notified you of the result of your original appeal.

You can only appeal to the Valuation Tribunal after you have appealed to the council. Contact details for the Valuation Tribunal are available at

It is very important that you continue to pay your Council Tax while any appeal is being considered. If you do not, the council can take recovery action against you such as issuing a summons or sending your debt to a bailiff.

If you have asked for a reduction in your bill and your appeal is successful we will send you a new Council Tax bill. The instalments on the new bill will take into account the payments you have already made.