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What is Council Tax


Information about how the 2017/18 Council Tax has been calculated has been published in the TRDC 2017/18 Council Tax Leaflet (pdf)


Council Tax is a locally administrated tax collected by local councils. It is part property tax and part person tax, and is based on the value of your home and the number of adults living there.

Three Rivers District Council collects Council Tax on behalf of us, Hertfordshire County Council, Hertfordshire County Council Adult Social Care, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire and the local Parish Councils. Therefore the tax pays for the provision of district, county, parish and emergency services.

Council Tax is calculated daily throughout the financial year from the 1st of April to the 31st of March.

Further help and advice is available from the Three Rivers Customer Services Centre 01923 776611 or counciltax@threerivers.gov.uk

Go to our Online Services to view your Council Tax details, sign up for a Direct Debit or search for a Council Tax band.

Or report a change of circumstances online, such us if someone moves into or out of your property or if you are moving home.

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