We collect council tax from residents to help pay for
the local services like policing, refuse collection, roads,
schools, and in some areas the parish council. Council tax applies
to all domestic properties, whether owned or rented.
Money is collected on behalf of us as the borough
council, the county council, the Lancashire Police Authority,
Lancashire Combined Fire Authority.
Council tax links
How to pay...
Visit the Pay a Bill
page to find out how and where you can pay your council tax. Your
method of payment is shown on your bill. If you wish to change the
way you pay, contact the council tax section on 01695 585090.
Council tax balance enquiry
Enter the last nine digits of your council tax reference number
to find out your balance, band and annual charge. No personal
information - like your name and address - is given.
Council tax rates
Council Tax Exemptions and Discounts – Changes from 1
With effect from 1 April 2013
exemption classes A and C have been abolished. We have implemented
local arrangements in respect of former class A and C exemptions
and long term empty properties.
With effect from 1 April 2013 the 50%
long term empty property discount will no longer apply where a
property has been empty for six months or more. A summary of
exemption classes and discounts is available to download below:
Download items from the list below for council tax rates for the
current year, and to read the council tax information leaflet:
Queries concerning banding should be made to:
The Valuation Office, 104 Lancaster Road, Preston PR1 1LX
Tel: 01772 405700
Web: Valuation Office
Change of circumstances
You can report any change in your circumstances online using the
change of circumstances form.
Contact the council tax section if you have any questions
concerning the council tax, or if you think you have not been
charged the correct amount, or if you think that a change in your
circumstances will affect the amount you are required to pay. Our
contact details are:
West Lancashire Borough Council, Council Tax Section, 52 Derby
Street, Ormskirk, West Lancashire L39 2DF
Tel: 01695 585090