Annual Council Tax and Business Rates bills for 2024/25 will be sent out the week commencing March 18th 2024. Residents are advised to register for a My Erewash account where they can find answers to many common questions. Register for a My Erewash account.


To find out what you will pay from April 2024 to April 2025 go to the annual council tax rates for 2024/25 page.

What is Council Tax?

Council Tax is the system of local taxation used in England, Scotland and Wales to part fund the services provided by local government in each country.  It was introduced in 1993 by the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as a successor to the unpopular Community Charge. The basis for the tax is residential property, with discounts, reliefs and exemptions.

The Valuation Office Agency, which is part of HM Revenues & Customs, has valued all the domestic property in the country. Each property has been placed in one of eight valuation bands which range from A to H and reflect the estimated market value for which the property might reasonably have been sold on the open market on 1 April 1991.

Please note that the Council is obliged to base your Council Tax payable based on the property band as issued by the VOA, who are completely independent to the Council.

The The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities  has published Paying the right level of Council Tax: a plain English guide to Council Tax

The element of Council Tax that Erewash Borough Council collects as a ‘Billing’ Authority on behalf of Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Authority and Parish Councils can be found at and

Erewash Borough Council's share of the Council Tax is 10% but we are responsible for collecting in the money on behalf of the other organisations.

Long Term Empty Properties

With effect from April 2023, the additional premium on properties that have been vacant (unoccupied and substantially unfurnished) for a period of 2 years or more is increasing.  The level of additional premium will depend on how long the property has been empty.

Properties that have been vacant for more than 2 years are charged an additional premium of 100% (200% charge), more than 5 years 200% (300% charge) and over 10 years 300% (400% charge). 

Between 2013/14 and 2022/23 an additional levy of 50% was charged in respect of long term empty properties.