Please be aware that some residents have reported receiving scam emails claiming to be about a 'Council Tax Refund'. A genuine notification will not ask you to click on a link within the email, and any email asking for personal details would come directly from a member of the Council Tax team with a welhat.gov.uk email address. 

Please do not click on a link within, or submit any personal details in response to, an email which you suspect may not be genuine. If you require further clarification about an email please contact the Council Tax office on 01707 357000 or c.tax@welhat.gov.uk. For more advice and information on fraudulent emails please visit the gov.uk website.

Council tax bands and charges

Council Tax is a charge on residential properties and is calculated according to your property banding.

Council Tax pays for local services provided by ourselves, Hertfordshire County Council, The Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire and the town and parish councils.

We are (the borough council) responsible for the billing, collection and recovery of council tax in the borough.

There is one bill for each home. Your bill will vary depending on your valuation band and your location. 

You can view the pdf icon Council Tax Bands and Charges 2018-19 [262KB]here.

Council Tax Bands

Council Tax bands


Property Value

Aup to £40,000
B£40,001 - £52,000
C£52,001 - £68,000
D£68,001 - £88,000
E£88,001 - £120,000
F£120,001 - £160,000
G£160,001 - £320,000
Hexceeding £320,000

The Valuation Office Agency is responsible for putting each home into a band according to its market value on 1 April 1991.

Don't know your band?

Your bill will state which band your home is in. However you can obtain it from us or from the Valuation Office Agency.


The links below detail the charges applicable for each band at parish level for 2016-17 and for the previous 2 years.



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