Council tax bands

The amount of council tax payable is set annually by the city council.

The actual amount payable depends on the value of your property and the current rates for Salford. The law defines what the relationship between each valuation band must be. For example, the bills for properties in band A must be two thirds of the bills for properties in band D in the same local area.

If you need to find out your council tax band please search Your Salford.

Salford's council tax bands for 2016 to 2017 are:

Valuation band Property value Council tax charge
A Up to £40,000 £1,061.42
B £40,001 to £52,000 £1,238.31
C £52,001 to £68,000 £1,415.22
D £68,001 to £88,000 £1,592.13 
E £88,001 to £120,000 £1,945.94 
F £120,001 to £160,000 £2,299.74
G £160,001 to £320,000 £2,653.55
H More than £320,000 £3,184.26

In 2016 to 2017, the amount you pay includes a 2% increase to cover the introduction of a Social Care Precept to help finance the cost of Adult Social Care.

For further information on the percentage increase please see our budget pages.

How are properties assessed for council tax?

Each dwelling has been allocated to one of eight bands by a listing officer according to its open market capital value at 1 April 1991. You can check the council tax band for your property on the government's Valuation Office website.

Do you think your home is in the wrong band?

The council doesn’t decide what council tax band your home is in. That’s done by the Valuation Office Agency. If you’d like to appeal your band, please contact them. Find out more on the appeals process.

Here's how to check whether you may have a valid claim:

  1. Compare your property's band with that of your neighbours
  2. Work out your house price at 1991 levels through Money Saving Expert
  3. If you think your property is in the wrong council tax band, further advice is available from GOV.UK

If you would like further advice about council tax in Salford, please use our council tax enquiry form.

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This page was last updated on 3 March 2016