How much is my Council Tax?
Look up your property's council tax band and see how the Council Tax charge is calculated and how it is shared in 2016/2017.
How your council tax is spent 2016/2017
We collect Council Tax not only to help fund our own services, but services provided by others too.
Public services have had to make big savings, while continuing to provide vital local services and support the most vulnerable in our communities. This webpage shows what it costs to provide these services.
Council Tax Band
Find your Council Tax band charge by typing your postcode or street name into the search box to Find out how much your Council Tax is
Or download Council Tax Charges 2016-2017 [63kb] find the Parish that you live in down the left-hand side and the band that your home is in along the top.
How the bands are set
The amount of Council Tax that you have to pay is determined by the 'Banding' allocated to your property. The full charge is made up by five separate charges (called 'precepts') as follows:
Band 'D' charge for 2016/2017
Devon County Council
Devon and Cornwall Police & Crime Commissioner
Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Authority
Teignbridge District Council
Your Town or Parish Council
Varies according to the Parish you live in
We collect your council tax on behalf of Devon County Council, ourselves (Teignbridge District Council), Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall, Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Authority and Town and Parish Councils.
This year for an average band D property your council tax will be £1,675.49
What goes where 2016/17
The council tax collected per property is divided up as follows:
Spending Plan for 2016/17
Where does the money go?
Teignbridge District Council plans to spend £67.350m (gross) this year on providing services. £60.089m (£57.252m 2015/16) of this comes from income we receive from grants, fees and charges which leaves a council tax requirement of £7.261m (£6.870m 2015/16)
Like many other authorities, Teignbridge is dealing with a changing financial landscape and the main government grant, revenue support grant, will be gone completely by 2019/2020.
The increase for Teignbridge in the 2016/17 gross budget is mainly due to increased employer national insurance costs, the statutory national living wage and an assumed 1% pay award - together costing just under £400,000 in total. Main government grant has reduced by just over £850,000 this year but new homes bonus has increased by nearly £740,000. Additional savings and income are planned and the 3.3% council tax increase will generate nearly £234,000.
A councillor car parks review group has identified a series of improvements and machine upgrades for car parks across the district. Changes in pricing structures will bring in an extra £142,000 per annum in income and allow for this work to take place.
Teignbridge is maintaining the popular free Sunday parking scheme in its own car parks and has preserved the infrastructure delivery plan investment which contributes to education, transport links, sports and open spaces.
This means the Teignbridge portion of Council Tax band D is £155.17 for the coming financial year.
Residents can pay their Council Tax by 12 monthly instalments between April and March. If you wish to take up this option you will need to contact us on 01626 215000 when you receive your annual bill in March 2016.
A bill is issued in March of each year detailing the instalments for the forthcoming year.
Follow this link for information regarding the budget for the Devon and Cornwall Police & Crime Commissioner
If there is a failure to pay the amounts as billed council tax payers will become subject to recovery action.
What does Teignbridge do for you?
We recycle your household waste, take away your rubbish, clean your streets, make sure your food is safe, work with others to reduce crime, decide planning applications, create and attract new jobs, consider licensing applications, support people in need with housing and council tax reduction schemes, and encourage voluntary organisations.
We work with a whole range of organisations to do things like support public transport and greener travel like cycle routes, protect the environment, look after your street signs, administer council tax for just over 60,000 households, look after homeless families, and work with our partners to provide affordable housing.
We organise elections, improve housing conditions for vulnerable households, promote better energy efficiency, deal with stray dogs, graffiti and fly-tipping, provide renovation grants for unfit properties, deal with noise complaints, provide car parks, check out bonfire nuisances, look after more than 126,000 people across 260 square miles of land, stretching from the moor to the sea.