Council tax bands

Council tax is a tax set by us to meet our budget requirements. It helps pay for the services provided to Bolton residents.

Properties are placed into one of eight bands (A-H) depending on what their market value was on 1 April 1991.

The Valuation Office Agency is responsible for deciding the band for each property and the band will determine how much you have to pay.

House values as at 1 April 1991

Band Valuation on 1 April 1991
A up to £40,000
B over £40,000 up to £52,000
C over £52,000 up to £68,000
D over £68,000 up to £88,000
E over £88,000 up to £120,000
F over £120,000 up to £160,000
G over £160,000 up to £320,000
H over £320,000

Check your council tax band

How to challenge your band

You can ask the Valuation Office Agency to check your band if you think your home was valued incorrectly. This is a free service.

Further information is available at and

In the meantime, you must continue to pay your instalments.