Bands and charges

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 2017/18

The Scottish Government have introduced legislation to change Council Tax charges from 1 April 2017 for properties banded from E to H.  The changes will mean that those in bands E to H will be charged more from 1 April 2017.  East Ayrshire Council has no discretion over these changes and must apply them.

Properties in Bands A-D are not affected by these increases.

In addition, East Ayrshire Council have set the budget for 2017/18 and a 3% increase will apply to all council tax bands;, in addition Scottish Water have agreed an increase for their charges.  The new figures for 2017/18 are shown below:

2017/18 CHARGES 

Band

Council Tax Charge

Water Charge

Sewerage Charge

Total

A

816.44

132.84                             

154.2                            

1103.48

B

952.51

154.98

179.9

1287.39                         

C

1088.59                            

177.12

205.6

1471.31

D

1224.66

199.26

231.3

1655.22

E

1609.07

243.54

282.7

2135.31

F

1990.07

287.82

334.1

2611.99

G

2398.29

332.1

385.5

3115.89

H                 

3000.42

398.52

462.6

3861.54

 

Further information on the Council Tax increases by the Scottish Government can be found on their webiste.

Low income household exemption in Band E to H properties

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 2017/18 Council Tax annual demand notice will include any reduction you are entitled to.

Council Tax Demand Notices

2017/18 Council Tax Demand notices will be issued around mid-March 2017.   

Council Tax charges - previous years

View charges for previous years online

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.

Contact Information

Council Tax Section
PO BOX 13
John Dickie Street
Kilmarnock
East Ayrshire
KA1 1BY
Telephone: 01563 554400
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