Council Tax discounts, reductions and exemptions
You may not have to pay Council Tax if your home is:
Council Tax reasons for exemption
The full Council Tax bill assumes there are two adults living in each property. If only one adult lives in a property (as their main home), the Council Tax bill will be reduced by a quarter (25%).
People in the following groups do not count towards the number of adults living in a property:
Council Tax reasons for discount
If you think your bill should be reduced, please contact us using the details below.
Please note: If your bill shows that you are getting a reduction you must tell us straight away if anything changes which may affect how much you have to pay. If you fail to do so you may have to pay a penalty. The information on this page is a guide, not a full statement of the law.
Reductions for people with disabilities
You may be entitled to reduced Council Tax if you, or someone living with you, needs a room, or an extra bathroom or kitchen, or needs to use a wheelchair indoors to meet special needs arising from a disability.
The bill may be reduced to that of a property in the band immediately below the normal valuation band for your property (or a reduction of one sixth of the Council Tax for Band A properties). These reductions ensure that disabled people do not pay more tax on account of space needed because of their disability.
If you think you may qualify for disability relief or would like more details, please contact us (see below).
Phone: 01442 228000
Dacorum Borough Council
Council Tax Section