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Our online Council Tax services

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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

Please use the link below to request an application.