Council Tax charges 2023/24

Our Council Tax team is extremely busy at the moment and although we understand that delays in processing customer enquiries can be frustrating, we are asking that customers please bear with us during this busy time.

If you have contacted the team and are awaiting a reply, please be patient, we will be in touch as soon as we can.  If possible, please avoid contacting the team to ask for a progress update as this generates additional work and may delay your enquiry.

It was agreed at a meeting of East Lothian Council on Tuesday 28 February 2023 to increase Council Tax levels by 7 percent for the financial year 2023/24. The band D level of Council Tax is £1,435.62 for the year.

Your Council Tax bill includes charges for your water supply and waste water collection services from Scottish Water. Although we collect these charges on behalf of Scottish Water, we are not responsible for setting these charges.

Council Tax charges 2023/24

A full list of bandings and values for East Lothian is shown in the table below:

Band  Valuation Range Council Tax Water charge Waste water charge Total charge
Band A
Up to £27,000 £957.08 £154.98 £179.88 £1,291.94
Band B
£27,000 to £35,000 £1,116.59 £180.81 £209.86 £1,507.26
Band C
£35,000 to £45,000 £1,276.10 £206.64 £239.84 £1,722.58
Band D
£45,000 to £58,000 £1,435.62 £232.47 £269.82 £1,937.91
Band E
£58,000 to £80,000 £1,886.24 £284.13 £329.78 £2,500.15
Band F
£80,000 to £106,000 £2,332.88 £335.79 £389.74 £3,058.41
Band G
£106,000 to £212,000 £2,811.42 £387.45 £449.70 £3,648.57
Band H
Over £212,000 £3,517.26 £464.94 £539.64 £4521.84

What to do if you disagree with your Council Tax band

What to do if you disagree with your Council Tax charge

Important information -  cost of living

With the cost of living increasing, many people are finding it difficult to cover essential daily living costs.

A range of measures are available to help people boost their income. Don't assume you're receiving everything you're entitled to, always check, and if you're still struggling or in doubt, get in touch.

Find out more on our cost of living support pages