Paying your Council Tax Check who needs to pay and who doesn't, the different ways you can pay and what happens if we have to recover money owed. Let us know if you've changed address If you are changing address and moving to, out of, or within the area you should let us know. You can also manage your Council Tax online. Council Tax discounts, exemptions and reductions Depending on your circumstances we may be able to reduce the amount of Council Tax you pay. Empty properties and second homes A range of discounts are available for empty homes, however you will have to pay a premium on long term empty homes. How to challenge and appeal your Council Tax bill You can appeal if you disagree with the outcome of a discount or exemption application or your liability to pay Council Tax. How Council Tax is calculated and spent How Council Tax is calculated, how it is spent and the different Council Tax bands. Contact the Council Tax Team If you are unable to find the answer to your query online, please contact the team in your area or call our general customer service number.