Council Tax and Coronavirus

If you are affected by Coronavirus and have difficulty in paying becuase your income has reduced or you are waiting for support because you are self-employed then please contact us.

Please email or call us on 0808 164 8610 and select the Council Tax option. At this difficult time there are different options available which may be able to offer you some additional support.

Universal Credit – If you find yourself with reduced income due to loss or changes in your employment you may be entitled to claim Universal Credit. Information on how to claim Universal Credit is available on the website or call 0800 328 5644.

Council Tax Support – You may be entitled to claim Council Tax Support. An online calculator is available by going to

Coronavirus Hardship Fund – The government will provide Local Authorities in England with a total of £500 million of new grant funding to support economically vulnerable people and households in their local area. The government expects most of this funding to be used to provide more council tax relief, either through existing Local Council Tax Support schemes, or through complementary reliefs.

We are waiting to hear how much funding is available for Horsham and what qualifying conditions are required. We will update this information as soon as we have more details.



Our Revenues & Benefits team are interested to hear your thought on the service that you have received from us, if you are a Council Tax customer please answer a few quick questions about your experience with our team via our customer satisfaction survey for council tax.

What is council tax?

Council tax is payable on every domestic property and pays part of the cost of services provided by the council.

These services include:

  • education
  • fire and police services
  • roads
  • libraries
  • rubbish collections
  • planning

Council tax fees are worked out based on your property’s banding.

Council Tax is a daily charge that is paid over 10 or 12 monthly instalments.


If you have any questions realting to refuse collection, please call Horsham District Council on 01403 215100.

What are you looking for?

Moving house?

If you are moving house then you need to register for council tax at your new address.

You should also let us know if you are moving out of the district (so we stop charging you).

Further information

Your Council Tax Explained

Sussex Police Leaflet

West Sussex County Council Leaflet