Bands and charges

Council tax bills 2019-2020

Your council tax bill will show your council tax charge from 1 April 2019. Your council tax charge is made up of charges from:

Your total council tax increase will depend on which parish/town you live in.

What you pay

The following table shows what you pay based on your parish and your council tax band. See below for information on who is responsible for paying council tax.

You can also use My Wycombe to look up an address and see the current council tax band and charge for that property. Under the My Property tab, check under the "Council tax" heading in the right-hand column.

Council tax charges by parish for 2019-2020
Parish/unparished areaBand ABand BBand CBand DBand EBand FBand GBand H
Bledlow-cum Saunderton  £1,168.35  £1,363.06  £1,557.78  £1,752.50  £2,141.95  £2,531.39  £2,920.85  £3,505.00 
Bradenham  £1,179.13  £1,375.64  £1,572.17  £1,768.69  £2,161.74  £2,554.77  £2,947.83  £3,537.38
Chepping Wycombe  £1,195.13  £1,394.30  £1,593.50  £1,792.68  £2,191.06  £2,589.42  £2,987.81  £3,585.36
Downley  £1,193.28  £1,392.15  £1,591.03  £1,789.91  £2,187.67  £2,585.42  £2,983.19  £3,579.82
Ellesborough  £1,185.66  £1,383.27  £1,580.88  £1,778.49  £2,173.71  £2,568.92  £2,964.16  £3,556.98
Fawley  £1,158.33  £1,351.37  £1,544.43  £1,737.48  £2,123.59  £2,509.69  £2,895.81  £3,474.96
Great & Little Hampden  £1,183.16  £1,380.35  £1,577.55  £1,774.72  £2,169.11  £2,563.49  £2,957.88  £3,549.44
Great & Little Kimble cum Marsh  £1,214.34  £1,416.71  £1,619.11  £1,821.49  £2,226.27  £2,631.04  £3,035.83  £3,642.98
Great Marlow  £1,170.01  £1,365.00  £1,560.00  £1,755.00  £2,145.00  £2,535.00  £2,925.01  £3,510.00
Hambleden  £1,183.57  £1,380.82  £1,578.08  £1,775.34  £2,169.86  £2,564.38  £2,958.91  £3,550.68
Hazlemere  £1,206.74  £1,407.84  £1,608.97  £1,810.09  £2,212.34  £2,614.57  £3,016.83  £3,620.18
Hedsor  £1,158.33  £1,351.37  £1,544.43  £1,737.48  £2,123.59  £2,509.69  £2,895.81  £3,474.96
High Wycombe Town  £1,167.99  £1,362.64  £1,557.32  £1,751.98  £2,141.30  £2,530.63  £2,919.97  £3,503.96
Hughenden  £1,193.74  £1,392.68  £1,591.64  £1,790.60  £2,188.51  £2,586.42  £2,984.34  £3,581.20
Ibstone  £1,190.25  £1,388.61  £1,586.99  £1,785.36  £2,182.11  £2,578.85  £2,975.61  £3,570.72
Lacey Green  £1,172.10  £1,367.44  £1,562.80  £1,758.15  £2,148.85  £2,539.55  £2,930.26  £3,516.30
Lane End  £1,235.18  £1,441.02  £1,646.89  £1,852.75  £2,264.48  £2,676.19  £3,087.93  £3,705.50
Little Marlow  £1,201.62  £1,401.88  £1,602.15  £1,802.42  £2,202.96  £2,603.49  £3,004.04  £3,604.84
Longwick-cum-Ilmer  £1,185.22  £1,382.75  £1,580.29  £1,777.82  £2,172.89  £2,567.96  £2,963.04  £3,555.64
Marlow Bottom  £1,174.97  £1,370.78  £1,566.61  £1,762.43  £2,154.09  £2,545.73  £2,937.39  £3,524.86
Marlow Town  £1,192.49  £1,391.22  £1,589.98  £1,788.72  £2,186.22  £2,583.70  £2,981.21  £3,577.44
Medmenham  £1,186.35  £1,384.06  £1,581.79  £1,779.51  £2,174.96  £2,570.40  £2,965.86  £3,559.02
Piddington & Wheeler End  £1,216.63  £1,419.39  £1,622.16  £1,824.93  £2,230.47  £2,636.01  £3,041.56  £3,649.86
Princes Risborough  £1,226.23  £1,430.59  £1,634.96  £1,839.33  £2,248.07  £2,656.81  £3,065.56  £3,678.66
Radnage  £1,208.59  £1,410.01  £1,611.44  £1,812.87  £2,215.73  £2,618.59  £3,021.46  £3,625.74
Stokenchurch  £1,185.47  £1,383.05  £1,580.62  £1,778.20  £2,173.36  £2,568.51  £2,963.68  £3,556.40
Turville  £1,176.68  £1,372.77  £1,568.89  £1,765.01  £2,157.24  £2,549.45  £2,941.69  £3,530.02
West Wycombe  £1,219.74  £1,423.03  £1,626.31  £1,829.62  £2,236.20  £2,642.77  £3,049.38  £3,659.24
Wooburn and Bourne End  £1,205.71  £1,406.65  £1,607.60  £1,808.55  £2,210.45  £2,612.35  £3,014.26  £3,617.10

Want more information? Find out how your council tax is spent.


Appeal against your council tax banding

The Valuation Office Agency decides how to band properties for council tax.

If you think that your council tax band may be incorrect or want to query it, contact the VOA online or by telephone:

The VOA also offers guidance on council tax and business rates scams, explaining how to identify such scams and what you can do to avoid them.
 

Who has to pay council tax?

Wycombe District Council decides who is liable to pay council tax at each property within its area. Whoever comes first in the following list is usually the person liable to pay council tax.

  1. A freeholder who lives in the property
  2. A leaseholder who lives in the property
  3. A tenant who lives in the property
  4. Someone who has a licence to live in the property
  5. Someone who just lives there

If no-one lives in the property as a main home then the person responsible for the property is liable for paying the council tax bill.

The owner, rather than the occupier, of the following types of property is always liable for council tax.

  • House in multiple occupation: houses and flats where each tenant pays rent for their room or part of the property; usually each tenant holds a separate tenancy agreement with the landlord.
  • Residential care homes and nursing homes.
  • Properties where a Minister of Religion performs his duties.
  • Properties lived in by religious communities.
  • Properties provided to asylum seekers.
  • Properties lived in by domestic service staff only.

 

Where there are joint owners or joint tenants, they are "jointly and severally liable" for council tax. This means each of them is responsible for ensuring that the whole council tax bill is paid.

Married couples, and couples who live together are also jointly and severally liable for the bill even if they are not the joint owner or tenant of the property.

There will only be one bill sent to each property irrespective of the number of liable persons. It will be up to the persons named on the bill to decide how much each individual pays. If you have received a bill and think it is incorrect, you will need to contact us.

If the council tax bill is unpaid, or partly unpaid, we can pursue one or any number of the jointly and severally liable persons for payment.

 

If you are moving into, within or out of the Wycombe District Council area, please let us know about it. Landlords or estate agents should also notify us of any changes in tenancy. This is so you pay the right amount for your properties.

Tell us about a change of address

 

If you disagree with our decision to make you the liable person, you should tell us why you think you are not responsible for paying the council tax, and provide any proof. We will look into the matter and write to tell you of our decision.

 


Contact information

  • To talk to us about who pays council tax:
  • Telephone: 01494 412 226 and select help key 3