Council Tax

Council Tax is payable on every domestic property and pays part of the cost of services provided by your local councils.

These services include:

  • education
  • fire and police services
  • roads
  • libraries
  • rubbish collections
  • planning

Council Tax charges are worked out based on the banding of your property.

Council Tax is a daily charge that is paid over 10 or 12 monthly instalments.

Register to pay Council Tax

Register to pay Council Tax if you are moving into the Horsham District

Make a Council Tax payment

Pay your Council Tax online using our simple payment service

Tell us you're moving or change your address

Report a change of circumstances so we can update your account, including  how to ask for a refund if your Council Tax account is in credit.

Council Tax Support, discounts, exemptions and premiums

Find out what discounts or exemptions you may be able to apply for

Council Tax bands, charges and completion notices

Check your property's Council Tax band and charges

If you cannot pay your Council Tax bill

If you are struggling to pay your council tax bill, find out more about how we can help and what happens if payment is not made

Apply for benefits

If you are struggling to pay your Council Tax you may be eligible for Council Tax Support. Find out how to apply.

Council Tax frequently asked questions

Find answers to our most common questions

Information leaflets 2024/25

For more information about Council Tax, please read the Council Tax leaflet 2024/25 (PDF)

For more information about how your Council Tax is spent, please read the Your Council Tax leaflet 2024/25 (PDF)
and the Financial information for residents and Council Tax charges leaflet 2024/25 (PDF)

To view information on the West Sussex County Council element of your council tax, including details of the Adult Social Care precept, visit For a hard copy of this information please email

For more information about how you support Sussex Police, please read the Sussex Police leaflet 2024/25 (PDF)