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The Council Tax bill assumes there are 2 adults living in the property. There are discounts where there is only one adult, no adults, unoccupied properties, and in some other circumstances.
If a discount has been given on your bill wrongly you must tell us. You must also tell us if your circumstances change. If you don't you could get a fine of £70.
You can get a 25% discount if you are the only adult living in the property.
You can get a 50% discount if no-one in the house is an adult for Council Tax purposes.
An adult is someone aged 18-years-old or over, but the following aren't counted as adults for Council Tax purposes:
You can also find an application form in the related documents section of this web page.
We work with Nottinghamshire County Council to support care leavers with their Council Tax. This can be a discount of up to 100% on their Council Tax bill until they are aged 25-years-old.
Care Leavers are not expected to apply for this discount as we work closely with the county council to identify who is entitled to the discount and apply it to their account.
Unfurnished and empty properties may have a discount or a surcharge applied to the Council Tax bill. This is a Class C discount. Dwellings which are uninhabitable or which need major repair works may get a Class D discount.
The discount applies from the date the property became unoccupied and unfurnished and not the date the property required the work or changed owner.
The discounts for both Class C and D are:
On 1 April 2021 an additional charge of 300% will be levied on properties that have been unoccupied and unfurnished for 10 years or more.
If the dwelling is furnished but unoccupied, no discount will apply.
There is no Council Tax discount for a second home or a furnished property used as a holiday home, and not as a main residence.
You can contact us about Council Tax discounts by: