Dumfries and Galloway Council

Council Tax and Business Rates

Dumfries and Galloway Council is a Unitary Authority in Scotland. It contains approximately 74,862 residential properties subject to Council Tax, and approximately 7,192 commercial properties subject to Business Rates.

The most common Council Tax band in Dumfries & Galloway is B, and the median Council Tax band is C.

The average (mean) Council Tax value in Dumfries & Galloway is £997.23.

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 £699 11,322
Band B £816 22,751
Band C £932 12,076
Band D £1,049 10,212
Band E £1,282 10,658
Band F £1,515 5,234
Band G £1,748 2,453
Band H £2,098 156

Business Rate Stats

Number of Rateable Premises 7,192
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £10,000 1,430
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £100,000 111
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £1,000,000 6
Highest Rateable Value £1,780,000
Average Rateable Value (Mean) £11,861
Median Rateable Value £3,100
Typical Rateable Value (Mode) £1,000

Business Rate Multipliers

Rating Band Values Up To Multiplier
Small £35,000 48.4%
Large all higher values 51.0%

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 Dumfries and Galloway 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 Dumfries and Galloway 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.