Council tax

Council tax is the contribution that people who live in Tower Hamlets make to the many services provided by the borough, such as street lighting, collecting rubbish, schools and libraries as well as the police and fire service.

Most homes in Tower Hamlets are subject to council tax. There is one tax per home, whether it is a house, bungalow, flat, maisonette, mobile home or houseboat, and whether it is owned or rented.

For more information about what you contribute towards the costs of running your services and how the council tax is distributed download the 2015-16 Council Tax booklet (pdf, 1.76 mb)

Payment options

[Tower Hamlets web payments

[Direct debit instruction (pdf, 89 kb)

[Other payment options[

My council tax account

[About Tower Hamlets online accounts.



Moving in/out of Tower Hamlets

Moving house online form

[New occupier form (Word doc, 184 kb) 

Contact us

The Revenue Services team
Revenue Services Department
The Town Hall Mulberry Place
5 Clove Crescent
London E14 2BG

Tel: 020 7364 5002
Fax: 020 7364 4456
8am – 5pm Monday to Friday

Email council tax:

Please quote your 10 digit council tax account reference in your email

Or you can call in person to the One Stop Shops located in the borough.