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 see the council tax booklet 2018/2019.

For further information about your Council Tax bill see the explanatory notes.

Moving into Tower Hamlets or notifying a change of address

If you are moving into the borough of Tower Hamlets please complete the moving in form.

If you are moving out of Tower Hamlets or moving to another place within the borough please complete the moving house form.


If you would like to receive your bill by email complete our online e-billing form.

Payment options

My council tax account

 Review of long term empty properties

In support of the government’s initiative to tackle the shortfall in national housing, the council is reviewing all long term empty properties. Please update the property records for your address.

Electoral registration

If you have moved in/ moved within the borough, you will need to get on the electoral register at your new address in order to vote. Register to vote at or visit the electoral services page.