Council tax bands and charges
Council tax charges are based on the value of the property you live in.
Charges for 2019/20
|Band / value||Council|
(up to £27k)
(£27,001 - £35k)
(£35,001 - £45k)
(£45,001 - £58k)
(£58,001 - £80k)
(£80,001 - £106k)
(£106,001 - £212k)
Water and waste water charges
Council tax bills for properties connected to mains services include charges made by Scottish Water for domestic water and waste water services. We are required by law to include these charges in our bill but we are not responsible for setting the charges:
Long Term Empty Property Tariff
We'll double the amount of council tax if a property's unoccupied for 12 months or more. This is called the Long Term Empty Property Tariff and applies even if a property is derelict or in very poor condition.
The charges for water and waste water are not affected by this tariff.
The tariff is designed to encourage people to deal with empty properties. You can save money by bringing an empty property back into use but you could also bring in rental income or a significant lump sum by selling up.
- Find out about getting relief from the Long Term Empty Property Tariff
- Get advice on dealing with an empty property
Your valuation band
The Assessor for Dumfries and Galloway values your home and puts it into one of the eight bands. The estimated value is based on property prices on 1 April 1991.
You might be able to appeal if you think the banding is incorrect.