Council Tax

The money collected through council tax helps pay for a proportion of Devon County Council services for more than 765,000 people in the Devon county area.

For 2016/17, for an average band D property, the Council Tax charge from DCC will be £1,207.62 (£1,161.27 2015/16).This is an increase of 3.99% or £46.35, of which 2% or £23.23 relates to funding of Adult Social Care. This 2% for Adult Social Care will raise just under £6.5 million which is ring-fenced.

Council tax is collected by your district council and distributed across a number of local public authorities:

  • Devon County Council uses council tax to provide education, roads, care for older people and people with disabilities, child protection, youth services, libraries and recycling centres and waste disposal
  • Your district council uses council tax to provide refuse collection, kerbside recycling, housing, planning, street cleaning and leisure
  • Devon & Cornwall Police Authority uses council tax to provide law and order and crime reduction
  • Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Authority uses council tax to provide fire prevention and fire and rescue services
  • Your local town and parish councils use council tax to provide local amenities

Find out how public authorities will be spending their budgets:

Find out more

Contact Us

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
Council Tax
Room 180
County Hall
Topsham Road


Please contact your District Council for information regarding council tax in your area.