​The Council met on Tuesday 13 February and struck the district rate for 2018/19. The domestic rate is 22.3273p , a rise of 2.96%.  For the average household in Ards and North Down this equates to an increase of £1.35 per month.  

Your domestic rate bill is calculated by multiplying your rateable capital valuation by the domestic rate for your council area. The domestic rate for your area is made up of the regional rate set by the Northern Ireland Executive and the district rate set by individual councils.

The income from this tax contributes towards the cost of providing local government services, such as leisure services and bin collections, and central government services, such as education and health.

Land and Property Services collect rates.  There is more information about rates on nidirect website. 

A guide to rates