Register for Council Tax


If you move into the borough, you will need a Council Tax account.

All you need to do to set up your account, is to tell us your new details using the form below. We'll do the rest.

Tell us you're moving into Waltham Forest

Please note, before you use this form, you’ll first need to log in, or sign up, to My Account

You're responsible for paying Council Tax if you're:

  • the owner of the freehold property
  • the person who leased the property
  • a tenant (including a council tenant)
  • the person who lives in the property
  • a squatter

I'm the owner, but I don't live in the property. Am I liable? 

You're responsible for paying the Council Tax bill if any of the following apply:

  • no adults live in the property as their main home
  • the property is let to more than one person, for example hostels, or bedsits with people who share facilities
  • the property is a residential care home, nursing home or mental nursing home
  • the property is occupied by a religious group or ministers
  • domestic service staff live in the property
  • asylum seekers live in the property

Some people aren't counted as an adult for Council Tax. See who doesn't count as an adult on GOV.UK.