What is council tax?

Council tax is a system of local taxation collected by local authorities. It is a tax on domestic properties.

You will need to pay council tax in Newcastle City area if you;

  • are aged 18 or over and,
  • live in a property,
  • own a property,
  • have an active tenancy.

You will not have to pay council tax if;

  • you qualify for an exemption
  • your landlord or the owner of the property should be responsible

The council use the income collected from council tax to fund essential services.