Your guide to Council Tax virtual brochure 2023/24

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Data protection statement 

The Council may share information internally and with other agencies to carry out its statutory functions efficiently.

Braintree District Council has a duty to protect the public funds it administers, so we may use information you provide for the prevention and detection of fraud.

Information may also be shared with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

You can read our full statement on our privacy pages.

Sign up to Open Portal

You can use Open Portal secure service to view your Council Tax bill online rather than us posting them to you.

As well as paying your bill, you can:

  • View your bill
  • Request a copy bill
  • Check your balance
  • See all payments made
  • Check your next payment due

Register for Open Portal

You need to register to use Open Portal. To register you will need your;

  • name and contact details
  • Council Tax account number
  • email address

Sign up to open portal

Once you have registered for Open Portal you will receive an email within a few days confirming your registration. The email will contain your username and memorable information. For added security we will post your password to your home address within seven days of registering

When your account is set up, you will need to download Adobe Acrobat on your device unless you’re viewing your account on a smartphone.




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How your Council Tax is shared

Who pays Council Tax

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Braintree District Council spending plan

Braintree District Council income

About Council Tax

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About Local Council Tax Support

Appealing Decisions

Exempt properties

Difficulty paying

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Empty homes premium

Single person discount

People with disabilities

Annexe discount

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What your Parish or Town Council receives

Paying your council tax

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Sign up to Open Portal

Data Protection Statement

Download the Council Tax Guide (PDF)