Almost 69,000 bills will be sent out in East Devon over next few days

East Devon District Council is encouraging its residents to look at its website if they have questions about their Council Tax bill which will be arriving on doormats shortly.

Almost 69,000 bills will be sent out to East Devon households shortly.

Residents should be aware that the Council Tax charge is split between Devon County Council, Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Authority, East Devon District Council and your town or parish council. If you have a query regarding the amount charged by any of these organisations then to save yourself time, please contact the relevant body direct.

East Devon District Council takes just 8p in every pound of your total Council Tax bill which is the lowest amount for a district council in Devon and one of the lowest in the country.

As phones will be extremely busy once the bills are sent out, the council is encouraging residents to look at its website to find answers to some of their questions and discover more about what they can do online.

Did you know, you can use our website to:
•         Tell us you’re moving,
•         Set up a Direct Debit or make payments
•         Find out how your money is spent
•         Apply for a discount and
•         Sign up to paperless billing

The easiest way to ensure your Council Tax is paid on time is to set up a Direct Debit online. You can choose to pay on the 1st, 17th or 25th of the month.

If you have a question that you’re unable to find the answer to, why not email us at and we’ll help you.

Cllr Ian Thomas, East Devon District Council's portfolio holder for Finance, said:

If any of our residents are concerned that they may struggle to settle their priority Council Tax bill, I urge them to contact our council team as soon as possible.

Depending on your individual circumstances, we may be able to reduce the amount of Council tax you have to pay, or change the date you have to pay it.

We are also pleased to offer free independent and confidential help and advice to help our residents manage limited family budgets.