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Register for council tax

If you've moved into the borough for the first time, you need to provide us with some details. It's quick and easy to do. ​We can then set up your council tax account and issue you with a bill.​

Your previous council

We cannot inform your previous council that you have moved. If you have not already done so, visit their website to find out how you can report your move. Make sure you close your council tax account with them.​

Find the website of your previous council (opens new window)  and input the postcode of your previous property into the search.

You may also be due a refund from them. This is if the amount you paid this year is more than you needed to pay.​

If you're not leaving Guildford borough, you can change your address within the borough.

What you need to tell us​

  • the date your moved into your new address​
  • the date your tenancy started if you are renting, or the date you purchased the property​
  • details of the adults you are living with

Register for council tax (opens new window)


What happens next?

We aim to set up your account within 10 working days and issue you a bill in the post. We'll contact you if we need more information.

Manage your council tax online

You can manage your council tax account online. You can set this up after you receive your first bill by post.

To manage your council tax online you'll need to:

  • sign up or log in to your MyGuildford account
  • link your council tax account with your MyGuildford account

Once linked, you can:

  • set up a direct debit
  • request a reduction or discount to your bill
  • tell us about changes that might affect your bill

MyGuildford account​

Signing up for a MyGuildford account is quick and easy. You will be able to track and manage requests for council services. 

Register or sign into your MyGuildford account (opens new window)

Useful information for new residents​

As a new resident of the borough, you may also need to:​