Time is running out to correct your council tax

New technology will show us exactly who’s responsible, so act now before you’re caught out

Correct your council tax

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If your living circumstances or income have changed and you haven’t declared it, you could be committing fraud without even knowing it. Failure to inform your local authority could result in a fine or even prosecution.

Check your details now, before you are caught out.

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Select your local authority from the dropdown menu below

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or call 01268 533333 to update your details

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or call 01376 552525 to update your details

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or call 01992 564000 to update your details

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Correct your council tax

New technology is coming…

Time is running out to ensure your Council Tax is correct. The introduction of advanced new data technology means your Council will soon be able to see who is claiming discounts they are not entitled to and where they are located. If you think you may have been paying incorrectly, now is the time to take action. Find out more about our new technology and how it could affect you.

New technology is coming How does this affect me?
New technology is coming

I’ve just got a new job

I’ve been entitled to Council Tax support in the past but I’ve recently got a better job which has seen my household income increase and I haven’t updated my details.

Am I committing fraud?

My partner has moved in

My boyfriend and I have just moved in together, but as we’re not married, I’m still claiming Single Person Discount.

Am I committing fraud?

I’ve just moved house

Recently I’ve moved into a different property. I haven’t had a chance to set up my new Council Tax yet as it’s been a manic few months.

Am I committing fraud?

Up to £10 million in Council Tax is lost every year in Essex

If you are paying the incorrect amount of Council Tax, no matter how insignificant you think your contribution may be, failure to pay could have significant repercussions for your local community. Each year up to £10 million is lost in Essex alone through Council Tax fraud, meaning other services and local people are losing out on vital funding.

£10 million of council tax is lost a year in Essex See how this impacts your community
£10 million of council tax is lost a year in Essex

Living circumstances or income changed?

You may be committing fraud

The consequences of not paying

Failing to pay the correct amount of Council Tax will result in a Court Summons and enforcement action taken against you.

View the consequences of not paying Council tax All the facts
View the consequences of not paying Council tax

Exemptions and discounts

Certain people may be entitled to claim a Council Tax exemption or discounts; more details can be found on the contact pages including the websites for individual councils.

Exemptions and Discounts What are the rules?
Exemptions and Discounts
Get in touch with us now

If you require further information or have any questions about your council tax please contact your local authority or email

Delivered in partnership across all Essex Local Authorities