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Council Tax - exemptions and discounts (occupied properties)

In prison or other forms of detention

If you or someone in your household is in prison for an offence other than the non-payment of a fine, or under another form of detention, you may be able to reduce your Council Tax bill by 25%, 50% or 100% depending on how many other adults (over the age of 18) live in the property.

To qualify under this category, the person must have been:

  • detained in a prison, a hospital or any other place by a British court
  • detained under the deportation provisions of the Immigration Act 1971
  • detained under the Mental Health Act 1983, the Mental Health (Care and Treatment)(Scotland) Act 2003 or the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995
  • imprisoned, detained or in custody for more than 48 hours under the Armed Forces Act 2006

You will need to provide evidence of detainment as part of your application. The Person(s) in prison (or other forms of detention) certificate must be completed and signed by the prison, hospital, armed forces, or authority and uploaded when submitting your online application.