Council tax bands
The level of Council Tax payable depends on the valuation band of your home. An independent Assessor determines which of eight valuation bands applies to each home in East Ayrshire. Council Tax is then charged based on which band your property falls into.
Changes to council tax charges
We have set the budget for 2021/22 and a freeze will apply to all council tax bands. In addition, Scottish Water have agreed an increase to their charges. The new figures for 2021/22 are shown below:
Council tax, water and sewerage charges
|Band||Council Tax Charge||Water Charge||Sewerage Charge||Total|
Low income household exemption in band E to H properties
Further information on the Council Tax increase s by the Scottish Government can be found on their website.
Single person households with net income of up to £16,750 and all other households with net income of up to £25,000 and less than £16,000 in savings are eligible to apply for a full exemption from the increased charge through the Council Tax Reduction scheme.
If you are a low income household and already in receipt of Council Tax Reduction then you do not need to re-apply, the 2019/20 Council Tax annual demand notice will include any reduction you are entitled to.
Council tax demand notices
Council Tax demand notices will be issued around mid-March.
Council tax charges - previous years
View charges for previous years
Water and sewerage charges
Separate water and sewerage charges are set by Scottish Water. We are legally required to include them on the Council Tax bill. The level of charges is subject to scrutiny by the Water Industry Commissioner for Scotland and the Scottish Government.
If you have a septic tank or a private water supply, you may not be liable to pay water and sewerage charges. If you think this is the case please contact us on the telephone number or email address below.