Toggle menu

Council Tax

Your council tax bands, charges, payments options, discounts and exemptions for the Lewes district and borough of Eastbourne.

Council Tax payments

Pay your council tax

Your Council Tax explained

We explain about Council Tax bands, how to make an appeal and who is liable for Council Tax.

What happens if I can't pay my Council Tax?

Advice on what to do if you are experiencing issues paying your Council Tax, or owe us money.

Who has to pay Council Tax?

Read our information on who is liable to pay Council Tax

Council Tax discounts and premiums

Details of the different Council Tax discounts available and the eligibility criteria for each type. You will also find information about Council Tax premiums for empty and unfurnished properties.

Council Tax exemptions

Our full list of Council Tax exemptions with detailed explanations

Council Tax - exceptional hardship payments

Short term relief to help support our most vulnerable customers.

Difficulty paying your Council Tax?

How to contact us if you are having difficulty paying your Council Tax

Request a Council Tax refund

Use our online form to request a Council Tax refund from Eastbourne Borough or Lewes District Council

Landlords advising us of a property sale

If you are a landlord, use our online form to tell us if you have sold a domestic property you've been letting out

Landlords advising of a change of occupants

If you are a landlord and own a property that you rent out to tenants, you must tell us if the occupants of your property change.

Tell us about a property bought to let

If you are a landlord who has bought a property to let in Eastbourne or the Lewes District, complete our online form to give us the details.

Tell us about an additional property purchase

If you have bought an additional property, use our online form to give us the details for Council Tax purposes

Change of address

It is important to let us know as soon as possible about any change of address so your Council Tax rates can be adjusted

Council Tax empty homes review

Eastbourne and Lewes councils are committed to keeping the Council Tax we charge as low as possible.

Council Tax reviews

Eastbourne and Lewes councils are committed to keeping the Council Tax we charge as low as possible.

Check your Council Tax band

Find what Council Tax band your property belongs to

Where your Council Tax goes

Where your Council Tax goes - Information on how your Council Tax is set and spending plans for each Local Authority.