How to apply
If only one adult (18 or over) lives in a property, the council tax charge will be reduced by 25%. You can only apply to get the discount on your main home and not on any second homes.
A change in who is living at the property
If you are living in a property and all of the other adult residents permanently move out, you can apply for a single person discount for council tax. We will need to know where the adults who are leaving the property are moving to. Please note, you will not be entitled to a discount if someone is only moving out for a short period of time and intends to return.
Getting a discount retrospectively
If you are already living in a property as a single person, you can apply for a single person discount retrospectively. We will need to know when you moved into the property.
You can alternatively download and complete a single person discount form (PDF) and post it back to us.
It takes up to 21 days to process your application.
Change of address
If you are moving into a property as the only adult resident, tell us about this by completing the change of address form
Some people don’t count towards council tax
If one adult lives in the property with someone who falls into certain categories, the council tax will be reduced by 25%. Some groups of people don’t count towards council tax. If you live in a property with someone who falls into certain categories, the council tax will be reduced by 25%. Please refer to council tax discounts: an adult isn't counted
Tell us about a change
If someone later moves into your property, and so the single person discount no longer applies, you must tell us. Otherwise, you may be fined. You are required to notify the council of any change in circumstances that will affect your liability for council tax within 21 days of this occurring.
Last updated: 05/12/2019 14:47