Registering for council tax in Scotland

Roads, recycling and waste disposal are just some of the ways council tax is keeping Scottish towns and cities safe, clean and in top working order.

Council Tax

When you rent or buy a property in Scotland you must pay council tax. It goes towards important public services like street lighting, household waste collection and water charges.

How much does it cost?

Generally council tax rates in Scotland are lower than in other parts of the UK. The cost varies and is based on the value of the property you rent or buy and the council tax category (band) your property is placed in.

How do I register?

There are 32 local councils across Scotland taking care of day-to-day services to ensure our communities are safe, enjoyable places to live and work. After you move, contact your local council for your area to register to pay your council tax.