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What is Council Tax

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This page explains what council tax is, how to find the amount you should pay, any benefits or discounts and how to pay.

Council tax is the form of local taxation on residents and owners of domestic dwellings who are designated as ‘liable persons’.

Pay council tax online

Apply to claim help with council tax and rent

Tell us about a change of address

Apply for a single person discount

Remove a single person discount

Apply for a dwelling exemption

Apply for a disabilities reduction

How much is my council tax?

Use the Virtual Bill or visit My Newport, enter your postcode and select your property to see how much your council tax is.

You can also visit the Gov.UK council tax pages (opens new website) to work out your council tax.

How to pay

Set up a Direct Debit payment online, pay online or choose from other payment methods

Benefits and reductions

Read about the Council Tax Reduction Scheme which can help with the payment of council tax bills.

You can also apply to find out if You Can Claim any benefits which may help you with rent or council tax.

Read about possible council tax reductions and discounts


If you’re a new resident, or are moving within the Newport area use the online Change of Address form to tell us of changes.

If you’re moving away from Newport, let us know by completing the online contact us form.

More about council tax

Council tax contributes about 10% of Newport City Council’s income and goes towards the council’s running expenses in providing services to the community.

The council gets the other 90% of its income from government grants, business rates, and other charges.

Download Supporting Information for Council Tax Demands: Your Guide to Council Tax 2014/15 (pdf) / Arweiniad i’ch Treth Gyngor 2014/15 (pdf)

Download the Police and Crime Commissioner Gwent Budget 2014/2015 (pdf).

The council collects tax on behalf of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent and several community councils.

Your bill will show how much is going to each of these organisations and how much is for the council.

Valuation bands

The Valuation Office Agency (opens new website) lets you search for the current valuation band of any listed property in England and Wales.

The 1993 Valuation List uses property prices as at April 1991 and the 2005 List uses prices as at April 2003.

National Fraud Initiative

Newport City Council, along with other councils in England and Wales, is required to take part in the National Fraud Initiative data matching exercise…


Newport City Council
Information Station
Old Station Building
NP20 4AX


Telephone: (01633) 656 656

Monday – Friday

8.30am – 5.00pm

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