How to appeal a Council Tax bill or decision
If you do not think you should pay the Council Tax for the property you've been billed for, or you think an exemption or discount should be applied, you can appeal the decision.
You must contact us to appeal, or write to:
The Revenues Department
South Cambridgeshire District Council
South Cambridgeshire Hall
Please provide detailed reasons for your appeal. We are allowed 2 months from when you appeal to contact you with a decision. If, after we have sent you our decision you are still unhappy (or we do not contact you within 2 months) you can then appeal to the Valuation Tribunal within a further 2 months.
If you wish for someone to be able to discuss your Council Tax account with us on your behalf, please print, complete and return this permission to share form. [PDF, 74Kb]
Appealing your Council Tax band
If you would like to appeal your Council Tax band, please contact the Valuation Office Agency.
Request a refund
If you believe you are entitled to a Council Tax refund you can complete our request a refund form.
You can use this form to:
- transfer a credit to another Council Tax account,
- have a credit refunded to your bank account
You will need your Council Tax account number to continue with your application. This can be found on you bill and starts with 1010.
Please note if there are any other monies due by the rate payer on any other accounts we reserve the right to reduce or clear this charge. Any remaining credit due will be refunded.
Freeman on the Land
The Freeman on the Land movement and similar groups, commonly believe that they are bound only by statute laws they consent to.
Being a ‘freeman’ does not exempt any person from paying Council Tax.
The liability to pay Council Tax falls under the Local Government Finance Act 1992 and later regulations. This is set by The Council Tax Administration and Enforcement Regulations 1992 and gives local authorities the right to demand Council Tax which is used to fund essential local services.
Council Tax is not optional and not something you consent to. If you are liable to pay Council Tax, you must make your payments. Any reference to a person not having consented or there being a contractual relationship between the Council has no legal basis.