Council Tax Exemptions
Properties exempt from Council Tax
A property may be exempt (no Council Tax to pay) for a fixed
period or it can be exempt indefinitely. The length of time a
property is exempt depends on the reason for the exemption.
Dwellings may be exempt from Council Tax for various
reasons - the 'Class' of an exemption refers to the legal
definition and is the indication that will appear on the bill. View
more details on the 'Classes' of
Please note in some cases further information or supporting
evidence may be required to support your application. You can view
a full list of Council Tax Exemption
types to determine whether you may qualify for an exemption and
then download, print and send us the relevant exemption claim form.
The administration of exemptions can be quite complex. The
application form gives as much detail as possible, but if you
require help to complete a form,
contact the Council Tax Team.
Alternatively Exemptions will not normally be backdated for more
than 12 months unless there is good reason why it was not claimed
earlier. Claims for over 12 months should be accompanied by a
Exemption Claim Form (PDF, 118KB)
If Exemptions do not apply, you should also check for Properties Eligible for