Council tax is collected by your council. It helps to meet the cost of local services and also to contribute towards the cost of fire brigade and police services.
Every domestic property in Blackburn with Darwen will have a council tax bill, whether it is owned, rented or empty.
The amount of council tax you pay is worked out based upon what council tax band your property is in, with property exemptions, discounts and council tax benefit also being available.
A bill is generally sent in mid March each financial year and runs from April 1 to March 31.
If you are responsible for paying council tax you must pay it but there are discounts, exemptions and council tax benefit available to those who are eligible.