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Council tax

Council tax is a tax set by local authorities to meet their budget requirement. It helps pay for the services the Council provides for the people of Lewisham.
Council tax Direct Debits taken late

The Direct Debit council tax instalments for 1 July 2024 have been collected from bank accounts on 2 July 2024 in error.

We apologise for any inconvenience. If you've incurred bank charges as a result, please provide proof from the bank and submit it to us for reimbursement.

Haven't had your council tax bill?

If you've got a MyLewisham account and have registered to view your council tax account online, you won't get a paper copy of your annual bill – it'll be available to view online instead.

If you don't have MyLewisham account, you'll get a paper copy in the post as normal.

What is council tax and who has to pay?

Find out who's responsible for paying the council tax bill.

Pay your council tax

Find out how you can pay your council tax, including Direct Debit, the safest and easiest way to pay.

Council tax reductions and exemptions

Find out if your property's exempt or if you're eligible to pay less council tax.

Manage your council tax

View your online account, sign up for e-billing or tell us about a move.

Problems paying your council tax

Tell us if you are struggling to pay, and find out how we recover council tax debt and how you can access support.

Contact us

Contact the council tax service.

How much is my council tax?

Find out how much your council tax is.

Disputes, refunds and appeals

How to apply for a refund on a payment or make an appeal.

Landlords and letting agents

Tell us about a change in occupancy of a property you own or manage.​

Council tax when someone dies

Find out what you need to do about council tax when someone dies.

Council tax and Freeman on the Land

The Freeman on the Land movement and similar movements believe that they are only bound by statute laws they consent to. You do not have a choice as to whether you are liable for council tax and being a ‘freeman’ does not exempt anyone from paying council tax.

Tell us about a new or altered property

Use this form to tell us of any changes to your property that may affect the council tax band
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