Council tax bills for the 2020/21 financial year

The council tax bills for the new financial year which starts on 1 April 2020 were issued on Friday 13 March 2020.

If you pay your council tax by direct debit this will carry over to the new financial year, and will be shown at the bottom of your new bill.

If you have registered for paperless billing your bills will show on your online account on Friday 13 March 2020. You will receive an email alert when your new council tax bill is ready to view.

To view your council tax bill, you must create an online council tax account. To access your account, or create a new online account please visit My Council Tax.

My council tax

The charges for the new financial year have now been set and can be viewed on the Council tax bands, charges and appeals page.

Advantages of creating an online account

By visiting the My council tax page and signing up you can view/apply for the following:

  • pay by direct debit
  • view your up to date account information
  • check your balance, payments and bills
  • sign up to paperless billing
  • apply for certain reductions
  • tell us about a move

Council tax reduction

Any entitlement to council tax reduction is shown on your council tax bill. When your new bill is dispatched in March your entitlement will be shown under your charge.

If you do not currently receive council tax reduction you can use our online calculator to calculate whether you may be entitled to any help.

If you wish to apply for council tax reduction please visit My benefits.

My benefits

What council tax pays for

Only 9% of your council tax collected is for the services provided by Chichester District Council. Council tax is also collected to pay for services provided by West Sussex County Council, Sussex Police & your local parish council. A specific amount is also collected on behalf of West Sussex County Council which goes towards adult social care. This amount is listed separately on your bill.

Council tax is collected to pay for all services provided. You do not pay specifically for services that you do or do not receive. More information on specific services spending can be found on the relevant authorities information guide.