Council Tax Homepage
Every household has a liability for Council Tax. Council Tax, together with income from services and Central Government grants, provides the money for Dartford Borough Council to provide local services such as refuse collection, street cleaning, to manage its parks and open spaces and many other services.
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- People With Disabilities - Disabled Relief
- What Happens If I Can't Or Don't Pay?
A large proportion of the Council Tax from Dartford goes to Kent County Council to pay for countywide services such as schools, libraries, social services and the fire service.
A further sum helps to fund policing in the borough and, for residents living in Swanscombe and Greenhithe or parished areas of the borough, an element of your Council Tax goes to pay for the services which the Town Council or Parish Council provide.
The amount each household pays is dependant on the band the property lies in, which is determined by the District Valuer, whether:
- the property is occupied or unoccupied and whether
- any of the occupants are disregarded for Council Tax purposes
How your Council Tax is spent
Your Council Tax is divided between four different authorities (or five if you live in a parished area) who deliver most of your local services.
Click on the name of the authority below to see how your Council Tax is spent:
- Kent County Council
- Dartford Borough Council
- The Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent
- Kent & Medway Fire & Rescue Authority
More information about your Council Tax for 2013/14: