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The Valuation Office Agency

Valuation bands

What are valuation bands?

The valuation of dwellings is carried out by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) and not by local councils.

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Each dwelling is allocated one of eight bands according to its open market value at 1st April 1991. The local council then issues a Council Tax bill based upon the band it has been advised to charge the property.

These bands are:

Band Range of value Band Range of value
A Up to £40,000 E £88,001-£120,000
B £40,001-£52,000 F £120,001-£160,000
C £52,001-£68,000 G £160,001-£320,000
D £68,001-£88,000 H More than £320,000

Find the band for your property

To discuss the banding of your property, you can contact the VOA by using their website

If you cannot use the online service, call 03000 501 501. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm

You can write to the VOA at:

The Valuation Officer for Northampton, Durham Customer Services Centre, Wycliffe House, Green Lane, Durham, DH1 3UW


What do I do if I think the band is wrong?

If you think your band is wrong you can appeal the banding of your property with the VOA.

Appeal the banding of your property with the VOA

Further advice regarding Council Tax bands and appeals is available direct from the VOA.

Visit the Valuation Office Agency website

This information is general guidance only and not a substitute for the relevant statutes and regulations.