Richmondshire District Council

What you can appeal against

Your property's council tax valuation assessment

The Valuation Office Agency, not Richmondshire District Council, deals with these appeals.

You can challenge your council tax band and find out about the appeals process online here

The way your council tax bill has been calculated

If you feel the calculation is wrong, contact our local taxation team and they'll explain how your council tax charge has been assessed. If you're still unhappy with the decision over liability, exemption, discount or disabled relief, you can appeal in writing to us, outlining the basis of your appeal.

If your appeal is unsuccessful and you're still not satisfied the calculation is correct, you can appeal to the Valuation Tribunal at:

Hepworth House
2 Trafford Court
Doncaster
DN1 1PN
Telephone: 0300 123 2035

Email: vtdoncaster@vts.gsi.gov.uk or visit the VTS website 

It's free and procedures are relatively simple and straightforward.


The issue of a completion notice

A completion notice can be issued by us if we believe that a new property, whether a new build or conversion, is either complete or could be finished within three months.
 
If you disagree with the completion day, you can ask us to agree a different one, or appeal directly to the Valuation Tribunal.

You still have to pay your council tax while waiting for any of the above appeals to be dealt with. If your appeal is successful, you'll receive a refund.


The issue of a penalty

We can impose penalties where someone has to provide information and either fails to do so, or gives us information that is knowingly false. This could be, for example, information that allows us to work out who should pay the council tax.
 
If you disagree with the penalty, you can discuss it with us, or you can appeal directly to the Valuation Tribunal within two months of the penalty being imposed.
 
We'll provide you with information about how to appeal and the date by which any appeal should be made. If you do appeal, you don't have to pay your penalty until your appeal is decided.

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