A Council Tax discount of 25% is available for properties occupied by one liable person aged 18 years or over. The discount is variable and is between 10-50% where the property is not the sole or main residence of any person. Water and Sewerage charges do not attract a variable discount.
In assessing residency, certain categories of residents are disregarded, for example:
certain students, student nurses and apprentices
long-term patients in a hospital or a hostel
persons in prison
severely mentally impaired persons
certain types of care workers
Documentary evidence must be provided to support each application and the type of evidence required is detailed on the relevant form.
If you are granted a discount and the circumstances which led to that discount change, you must tell us straight away.
Other types of discount may be available. To apply for a discount please download a form from this page or contact us using the details below.
Council Tax Section
PO BOX 13
John Dickie Street