Bands and charges

On 1 April the single new council for North Yorkshire launched replacing Scarborough Borough Council and other local authorites in North Yorkshire.

To find your Councillor or to view minutes, meetings and agendas please visit the North Yorkshire Council website.

Find out what Council Tax band you property is in and how much you have to pay.

Details of the Council Tax charges for 2023/24.

Find out the Council Tax band for your home by looking up your property online.

Council Tax charges 2022/23

If your home is in England or Wales, search for your property by postcode.

In England and Scotland, valuation bands are based on levels of value on 1 April 1991, not what a property is worth today. In Wales, valuation bands are based on levels of value on 1 April 2003.

Comparative Range of Values as at 1 April 1991 Valuation band
Under £40,000 A
£40,000 to £52,000 B
£52,000 to £68,000 C
£68,000 to £88,000 D
£88,000 to £120,000 E
£120,000 to £160,000 F
£160,000 to £320,000 G
Over  £320,000 H

I don't think my property is in the right band

You can appeal, in certain circumstances, to the Valuation Office if you consider that the Council Tax Band applied to your property is wrong. The grounds for appealing are limited.  How to appeal against your Council Tax band.

Charter Trustees

What is the charge for Charter Trustees?

From 1 April 2023, the new North Yorkshire Council will replace the Borough and County Councils. Previously, Harrogate and Scarborough had borough status, which entitled them to have a mayor. The unparished areas of the town lie mostly in the urban centres and in the absence of an existing parish council, charter trustee areas have been established for these parts of the two boroughs. Charter trustee areas are intended to protect the historic property and traditions of an area, but they are not intended to act as administrative units. Trustees have no power in respect of providing services to residents and the trustees may carry out ceremonial functions only.

How do Charter Trustee Areas operate?

The Charter Trustees comprise the North Yorkshire Council elected members representing the unparished parts of each town.  They will elect the Charter Mayor and Deputy Charter Mayor from their number at their annual meeting in April.  The Charter Mayor and Deputy will then perform a similar civic role to the former Borough Mayor, but only for each town, not the wider area.  The Charter Trustees will only cease to exist should a new town council be created which would then assume these civic functions.

How are they funded?

Charter trustees have the ability to raise a precept in the same way as a parish council. The precept is incorporated into a local resident’s council tax bill. However for the first year 2023/24 the principal council is required to anticipate the amount needed to discharge the functions of the charter trustees, and this amount is funded through a special expense shown on council tax bills.

What do they do?

Their role is purely ceremonial. The main duties of the Charter Trustees will be to maintain each town’s civic regalia and other civic assets, and through the Charter Mayor and their Deputy to ensure the continuation of the civic and ceremonial traditions of each town.