How Council Tax is spent
How your council tax is spent 2023/24
Go to our online services to view your council tax details, sign up for a direct debit or search for a council tax band.
Your council tax bill is made up of four elements. Your council tax which is collected by Three Rivers District Council pays for the services you receive from
- Your parish/community council
- Three Rivers District Council
- Police and Crime Commissioner
- Hertfordshire County Council
These are known as the precepting authorities. The charge for Hertfordshire County Council also includes a levy for: Environmental Agency and Lee Valley Regional Park Authority Full information about how your Council Tax is spent can be found: Hertfordshire County Council website - County Council's element of Council Tax
Listed below are the parish/community councils within the Three Rivers District Council area:
- Abbots Langley
- Croxley Green
- Watford Rural
- Unparished (if you do not live in one of the above areas)
The document below sets out the breakdown of your Council Tax Bill. The ‘Parish Council Precept’ and ‘Parish Special Expenses’ have been added together on the Council Tax Bills from 2022/23 onwards. Prior to that, the ‘Parish Special Expenses’ figure was included within the Three Rivers charge.
The report to Council on Special Expenses can be downloaded below.