City of York Council

Council Tax and Business Rates

City of York Council is a Unitary Authority in England. It contains approximately 94,493 residential properties subject to Council Tax, and approximately 6,500 commercial properties subject to Business Rates.

The most common Council Tax band in York is C, and the median Council Tax band is C.

The average (mean) Council Tax value in York is £1,652.47.

See these figures compared to other councils on our Council Tax Comparison page.

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Council Tax Bands

Band Amount Properties
Band A £1,206 12,880
Band B £1,407 25,797
Band C £1,608 27,709
Band D £1,810 14,068
Band E £2,212 8,177
Band F £2,614 3,836
Band G £3,016 1,905
Band H £3,619 121

Business Rate Stats

Number of Rateable Premises 6,500
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £10,000 3,084
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £100,000 455
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £1,000,000 19
Highest Rateable Value £5,600,000
Average Rateable Value (Mean) £36,690
Median Rateable Value £9,300
Typical Rateable Value (Mode) £100

Business Rate Multipliers

Rating Band Values Up To Multiplier
Small £18,000 48.4%
Large all higher values 49.7%

Statistical information (eg, number of properties per council tax band, average business rates) are a snapshot from the time when this data was last updated. New constuction, demolition, change of use and revaluing means that the number of properties continuously changes, and this takes time to feed through to the published data.

Although City of York Council sends out the bills and collects the money, it is not responsible for the entire amount that you owe.

Council tax is levied by a variety of different bodies, including Fire authorities and Police authorities as well as the local councils. Not all of these will apply to every location, but there will usually be more than one authority which levies council tax.

Business rates are set centrally by national government, according to a formula based on the nominal rental value of a property. Local authorities have some discretion to allow Business Rate Relief under certain circumstances, but they cannot vary the basic level at which Business Rates are charged.

Postcodes in City of York Council

Active geographic postcodes only. Non-geographic and "large user" codes are not listed here, as they do not have taxable addresses. For details of all postcodes in an area, see Check My Postcode.