Council tax discounts

Council tax and benefits online – 5 February

From 9am to 3pm, Sunday 5 February, due to essential maintenance work our online services for benefits and managing council tax accounts will not be available. Please do not try to use these services during this time – we apologise for any inconvenience. You can still make council tax payments online or by phone during this time.

Discounts for empty properties

An empty unfurnished property will receive 100% discount for 1 month after it becomes unoccupied.

After 1 month you have to pay the full council tax charge.

Apply for this discount

You can apply for a vacant property discount using the form below.

Apply for a vacant property discount

Exemptions and premiums

We charge a 50% premium for properties left empty and unfurnished for more than 2 years.

You can get council tax exemption for some unoccupied properties.