What your Council Tax pays for

The Council Tax you pay helps fund essential services provided by us, Hertfordshire County Council, and Hertfordshire Police.

Every £1 of your Council Tax is shared in the following way:

  • Hertfordshire County Council - 77.8p
  • Dacorum Borough Council - 10.6p
  • The Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire - 11.6p

For more information on how each authority spends its part of the Council Tax, please see below:

Dacorum Borough Council

We provide a range of services for our 155,000 residents. 10.6 per cent of your Council Tax bill goes to fund these important services, including:

  • Bins and recycling, including collection of 12 million waste and recycling bins per year
  • Keeping streets and parks clean and tidy, including 62 play areas, 5 Green Flag parks and 2 Queen Elizabeth II Fields in Trust
  • Funding our Place Strategy and economic growth work and support for local businesses. Place Strategies are multi-agency programmes which will guide the transformation of our key towns
  • Environmental Health services, including pest control, food inspection, advice and anti-social behaviour
  • Licensing
  • Community Grants, including funding and support for community groups
  • Planning services, including the Local Plan, planning permission and enforcement
  • Housing advice and benefits, providing advice to those in housing need and processing housing benefit, Council Tax Support and discretionary housing payments.

More information

Hertfordshire County Council

Hertfordshire County Council provides a substantial number of services. 77.8 per cent of your Council Tax bill goes to fund these important services, including:

  • Adult Social Services
  • Children’s Social Care, including adoption and fostering
  • Schools and Education
  • Libraries and Archives
  • Highways, Roads and Pavements, including reporting faulty street lights, potholes or roadworks
  • Recycling, Waste and Environment
  • Births, Deaths, Marriages and Citizenship
  • Health in Hertfordshire
  • Fire and Rescue, including fire stations and rescue services
  • Business and Trading Standards.

More information

The Police and Crime Commissioner

11.6 per cent of your Council Tax bill goes to fund policing and crime prevention, including:

  • Setting a five-year Police and Crime Plan and determining local policing priorities
  • Driving down crime and providing an efficient and effective service for the public.

More information

Parish and town councils

  • Allotments
  • Village halls
  • Cemeteries and closed churchyards.

More information

For further details, please contact your parish or town council.

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