The money collected through council tax helps pay for a proportion of the County Council’s services. We provide services to almost 750,000 people in Devon (excluding Plymouth and Torbay).
Our services include:
- Care for the elderly and disabled
- Child protection
- Youth services
- Recycling centres and the disposal of waste.
Council tax is collected by your local district council and distributed across a number of public authorities:
District Council – Refuse collection, kerbside recycling, housing, planning, street cleaning and leisure
Devon & Cornwall Police Authority – Law and order and crime reduction
Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Authority – Fire prevention and fire and rescue services
Local Town and Parish Councils – For local amenities
For information on how this money is spent and detailed financial breakdown of spend across all authorities, please download the booklet for your area.
Council Tax Booklets
Also on devon.gov.uk
Other Web Sites
For general queries relating to the composition of the County Council's part of the council tax bill, you can contact us by telephone or post using the details given below:
Devon Finance Services
Please contact your District Council for information regarding council tax in your area.