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Council Tax is your contribution to the many services we provide, such as collecting rubbish and providing housing, as well as providing funds for the police service, the fire service and schools and other services run by Hampshire County Council.

In this section, you can find out more about Council Tax such as how you can pay, how it is set, what happens if you don't pay and whether you can apply for any discounts.

The financial information contained on these Council Tax webpages reflect the new year's charges commencing on 1 April 2021. Your Council Tax bill will be posted to you on 12 March 2021.  If you would like details of the previous year's charges (2020/2021), please contact us (01329) 824651

On the 4th May 2021, new regulations came into effect to help people in problem debt to better manage their finances. 

If you would like further information or would like to find out if you are eligible, please see our Breathing Space webpage.



 How is your Council tax spent?

If you would like some information on what your Council tax pays for, take a look at the flyer in the link below for more information:

Council Tax Leaflet 2021/22 PDF (539 KB)


Hampshire County Council Budgets, Performance & Spending External Hyperlink 


Hampshire County Council Adult Care Precept External Hyperlink


Hampshire Police Precept External Hyperlink


 Council tax FAQs

The answers to frequently asked questions about Council tax increases, and the Council budget. While it is not an exhaustive list, it covers the most commonly asked questions:

Council Tax FAQs


 Sign up for e-billing and view your Council Tax online

If you would like to access your Council Tax or Business Rates bill via e-mail or view your Council Tax or Business Rates online follow the link below.

Register for online council tax


Paying your Council Tax

You can pay your Council Tax in several ways and over 10 or 12 months in a normal year.  Here you can find you out which one will best suit you. You can also find out what you should do if you are having problems paying and how you can see your bills online.

 Are you entitled to discounts and exemptions?

In some circumstances, you may not have to pay the full Council Tax amount you have been asked for. In this section, you can find out about discounts and exemptions and whether you might qualify. It includes links to the Benefits web pages so that if you are on a low income you can see if you might get Council Tax Support.

 Are you moving or have your circumstances changed?

It is very important that you let us know if you move into or out of any property or of any chance in your circumstances so that you pay the correct level of Council Tax. We will need evidence of this. In all cases, you must let us know if you are no longer entitled to a discount or an exemption. We will take legal action if anyone makes a fraudulent claim. In this section, you can see more about this.

 How is my Council Tax calculated?

How much Council Tax you pay depends on the valuation band your property falls into. Here, you can find out how bands are set and the amount of Council Tax payable for each

arrow Council Tax Privacy Statement Council Tax Privacy Statement PDF (602 KB)

Your information will be used by Fareham Borough Council to administer and calculate your liability to taxes or entitlement to benefits. We have a duty to protect public funds and will use this information for the prevention and detection of fraud, auditing, monitoring, statistical and other research.  The information may be shared with third parties (council departments, other councils, government agencies or external agencies). Further information is available in the Council Tax and Business Rate Privacy Notice PDF (602 KB).


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