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Is your property in the Square Mile?

We are only responsible for the collection of council tax for properties within a small area of central London known as the City of London or 'Square Mile'.

Find your local council to work out to which council you need to pay council tax.

Council tax amounts 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

Each year the City of London Corporation sets the maximum council tax amount payable for each band.

2018/19 council tax amounts
Band ​Inner Temple Middle Temple City excluding Temples
A £622.27 £622.27 £622.27
B £725.99 £725.99 £725.99
C £829.69 £829.69 £829.69
D £933.41 £933.41 £933.41
E £1,140.83 £1,140.83 £1,140.83
F £1,348.26 £1,348.26 £1,348.26
G £1,555.68 £1,555.68 £1,555.68
H £1,866.82 £1,866.82 £1,866.82

In March each year you will be sent an annual council tax bill detailing the council tax amount due for the full financial year 1 April to 31 March next.

How to pay council tax
Contacts regarding council tax

Council tax booklet for 2018/19

Council tax and non-domestic rate booklet 2018-2019 (240KB)

Greater London Authority financial information 2018-2019 (107KB)

Revenues self service

If you have a council tax account with the City of London you can register to view your council tax account details online. For further information or details of how to register for this service please see our council tax online.

If your council tax account has already been closed , for security reasons, you will not be able to register that account for the self service facility.

How your bill is calculated

What you actually pay will depend on your own circumstances. There are some situations where your council tax bill can be reduced, or where you may not have to pay a bill at all.

The amount of council tax you pay will depend on:

  • the council tax band for your property - for more information see our council tax band and appeals page
  • the amount of council tax payable in the City of London for that band
  • whether you are entitled to any discounts, exemptions or relief on the full bill - for more information see our council tax reductions

Council tax reduction for people on low incomes

To check if you are entitled to help paying your council tax or for information on discounts for disregarded persons including full-time students please view the information on our council tax reduction scheme.

Warning - council tax scams

There is a council tax scam operating nationally where bogus callers are telephoning residents purporting to be from the council. Sometimes they say that they are ringing about a council tax rebate. The caller knows the council tax payer's name and address and pretends to know the bank account details. He/she then attempts to obtain full bank account details from the resident. These personal details can be sold on or misused, and unauthorised withdrawals are taken from bank accounts.

Do not give your bank details or make payment to anyone who calls you out of the blue.

The City of London Corporation does not contact residents over the phone to arrange council tax rebates and never requests personal bank details except when a resident phones the City to discuss payments of their council tax bills.​​

Council tax helps pay for local services like policing and domestic rubbish collection.

03 February 2015
Last Modified:
21 August 2018