Council tax discounts

Council tax and benefits – 5-8 March

From 4pm, Friday 5 March to 9am, Monday 8 March, due to essential maintenance, our online services for council tax accounts and benefit applications will not be available.

Please do not try to use these services during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience. You can still pay your council tax online.

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.