Where we spend your money
Each household in Hertfordshire will receive a Council Tax bill from their district or borough council.
The money raised through Council Tax is shared between the following authorities, which provide a range of services.
Hertfordshire County Council
- Caring and supporting children, young people and families
- caring for the elderly and vulnerable and people with disabilities, mental health, drugs or alcohol problems
- Fire and Rescue Service
- road maintenance and safety
- co-ordinating bus services and providing home to school transport for children
- recycling and waste disposal
- responding to major planning applications – for example, housing and mineral extraction
- economic development
- providing libraries, archives and local studies material
- protecting consumers against poor quality goods and services and upholding fair trading laws
- community safety (crime / anti-social behaviour reduction initiatives) and emergency planning.
More about Hertfordshire County Council services
Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire
- Policing and crime prevention.
District and Borough council services
- Housing and homelessness
- refuse collection and street cleansing services
- Environmental health
- leisure services
- planning and building control
- car parks and controlled parking zones.
More about district and borough services
Town and Parish councils
- village halls
- cemeteries and closed churchyards.
More about town and parish council services
Here's where we spend the portion the county council receives:
where we spend the portion the county council receives
| Children's Services: £294.74
| Roads and Waste: £172.26
| Adult Care: £560.53
| Libraries and other community services: £27.45
| Financing and support for front line services: £55.25
| Fire and Community Protection: £58.40
| Public Health: £74.38
| Registrars and Coroner: £2.82
Figures are based on Band D households bill for 2017/18 – £1,245.83.
More detail – Council Tax and budget
Take a look at the Council Tax and budget 2017/18 information (PDF).
View the Integrated Plan 2017/18.
Contact us if you have any questions.