Last updated: 28 July 2023
Next review: 28 July 2024
You might be entitled to a discount or exemption depending on your circumstances. Check your eligibility before you apply.
If your have an empty property you will still need to pay the full council tax charge, to find out more please visit Exemptions for unoccupied properties.
Apply for yourself
- Login to your account
- Click 'Show Details'
- Choose the 'Discounts and Exemptions' option
- And follow the steps
Apply on behalf of somebody else
You can apply on behalf of someone else.
Select 'continue without registering' on the form.
Summary of discounts and exemptions
You may not need to pay the full amount of Council Tax if your situation fits into one of the categories below.
|Your situation||Before you apply||Discount type/ rate|
|You live on your own||Apply now, using the online form.||
|You live with another adult (or adults) and one, or more of them aren't counted for the purpose of Council Tax||Check who doesn’t count for Council Tax (below). Unless it tells you to apply by email, you can use the online form.||
|No one in your home, including you, counts for Council Tax||Check that all occupants, including yourself, aren't counted for Council Tax (below). Unless it tells you to apply by email, you can use the online form.||
|Your property is used for one of the purposes we regard as an exempt property||Check if your property use fits the exemption criteria (below). Unless it tells you to apply by email, you can use the online form.||
|Your property has had certain modifications to support someone with a disability||Check our page on disablement relief to see the criteria and to apply.||
|You don’t count for Council Tax||Check you’re not counted for Council Tax (below). Unless it tells you to apply by email, you can use the online form.||
You're a care leaver (aged 25 or under)
You must have been:
Apply for Council Tax Support
If you already get this, you can apply for the Discretionary Council Tax Hardship Award form the Council Tax support link above.