Those who own properties across Bath and North East Somerset could notice their bills jump up.
Councillors will decide this week whether to increase council tax for second home owners following a law change that gives councils more power.
The cost of council tax could double for those who own a second home in the area.
The increased tax will be specific for 'long-term empty' homes.
Properties in Bath that are left empty will charge owners
There are around 858 homes in Bath and North East Somerset that would be impacted.
If the tax increase was to go ahead, it would give the council a £1.84million boost per year.
The vote comes after the Levelling-Up and Regeneration Act was introduced last month.
This gives councils the authority to increase tax by 100 per cent on homes that are only sometimes occupied.
A report being considered states: “The recommendations in the report will either incentivise owners of second homes to sell them, thus returning them to local housing stock or increase contributions to the council and help fund vital services.”
It has become increasingly popular for Britons to buy a second home in beautiful parts of the country.
However, this can cause trouble in the property market as it leaves limited properties for those hoping to live there.
The report added this has a "negative impact" and "local residents [are] being pushed out of the housing market".
The "long-term empty" homes applies to those that have not been occupied for between two and five years.
They could be hit with a 100 per cent council tax premium.