Council Tax charges

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Council Tax Charges 2019-20

Council Tax valuations are based on the price the property would have sold for on the open market on 1 April 1991. The 'band' your property is in depends on that valuation. More information on the GOV.UK website.

The table below shows how much Council Tax you will pay for the financial year beginning 1 April 2019 based on the area of Oxford in which you live:

Parish/Area Band A (up to £40,000) Band B (£40,001-£52,000) Band C (£52,001-£68,000) Band D (£68,001-£88,000) Band E (£88,001-£120,000) Band F (£120,001-£160,000) Band G (£160,001-£320,000) Band H (over £320,000)
  £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £
Blackbird Leys 1,325.70 1,546.64 1,767.60 1,988.55 2,430.46 2,872.35 3,314.25 3,977.10
Littlemore 1,349.19 1,574.05 1,798.93 2,023.79 2,473.53 2,923.25 3,372.98 4,047.58
Old Marston 1,343.73 1,567.68 1,791.65 2,015.60 2,463.52 2,911.42 3,359.33 4,031.20
Risinghurst and Sandhills 1,336.44 1,559.17 1,781.92 2,004.66 2,450.15 2,895.62 3,341.10 4,009.32
Unparished areas 1,323.64 1,544.24 1,764.86 1,985.46 2,426.68 2,867.89 3,309.10 3,970.92

Special Expenses in the Unparished Area

Certain services are carried out by Parish Councils. The principal ones are maintenance/upkeep of public parks and open spaces, allotments provision, maintenance of ditches etc. The Parish levies a precept on the Council to cover the cost of these services. The Council pays the precept to the Parish and the cost of this is added to the bills of the residents of that parish. In the Unparished area (the vast majority of dwellings in our administrative area) we have to calculate the cost of provision of those services to the Council and this becomes the Unparished Area Special Expenses.

Council Tax bands for previous years 

Additional Premium for Properties Empty for 2 Years and over

At the Oxford City Council Council meeting of 13 February 2019 it was approved that the Long Term Empty Property Premium (currently set at 50%) be increased in accordance with the Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Act 2018 to:

  • 100% from 1 April 2019 for those properties which  are empty for 2 years and over
  • 200% from 1 April 2020 for those properties which are empty for 5 years and over
  • 300% from 1 April 2021 for those properties which are empty for 10 years and over