Watford Borough Council is the ‘billing authority.’ This means we collect council tax for Hertfordshire County Council, Hertfordshire Police Authority as well as for ourselves.
The council also collects National Non-Domestic Rates (NNDR) from Watford businesses which this year (2013/14) will be around £63 million. From 1 April 2013, the council may be able to retain some of the increase in NNDR income (for example if we attract more businesses to the Borough), although most will still go to a central government pool which is distributed across the country.
For 2013/14 out of every pound you pay in council tax - just 16p goes to Watford Borough Council, 10p goes to Hertfordshire Police and 74p goes to Hertfordshire County Council. You can download the 2012/2013 domestic and business rate booklets at the bottom of this page.
If you require information on your council tax bill, would like a copy of your bill or to inform us of any changes to your circumstances please contact Revenues and Benefits.
By telephone: 01923 226400
By email, using the address at the bottom of the page
By letter to: Revenues and Benefits, Town Hall, Watford, WD17 3EX.
Revenues and Benefits are open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (9am to 12 noon on Wednesdays).
Alternatively, you can have access to your own Council Tax account by signing up to our self-service option where you can also sign up for e-billing.
Please follow the link below.
Council tax leaflet 2012.pdf (Adobe PDF format, 417Kb)
Watford Borough Council's Council Tax booklet 2012-13
Business rates leaflet 2012.13.pdf (Adobe PDF format, 401Kb)
Watford Borough Council's business rates booklet 2012-13
Herts County Council Council Tax information 2012 to 13.pdf (Adobe PDF format, 376Kb)
Herts County Council council tax information 2012 to 13
Watford Police Authority Leaflet 2012-13.pdf (Adobe PDF format, 550Kb)
Watford Police Authority leaflet 2012 to 13
Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire leaflet.pdf (Adobe PDF format, 1208Kb)
Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire leaflet
HCC Council Tax Factsheet 2013-14.pdf (Adobe PDF format, 22Kb)
Hertfordshire County Council 2013/14 budget and Council Tax fact sheet
HCC 2013-14 Council Tax Leaflet.pdf (Adobe PDF format, 266Kb)
Hertfordshire County Council 2013/14 Council Tax information leaflet
Council tax leaflet 2013 14.pdf (Adobe PDF format, 3079Kb)
Council Tax leaflet 2013 to 2014
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