Detention

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When a property is usually only occupied by one person and that person has been detained by order of a Court either on remand, in prison or under the Mental Health Act 1983, the property may be exempt from council tax.

People held on remand or in prison

When a person is held on remand by order of a Court, or has been imprisoned, and is usually the only occupant at the address, the property may be exempt from council tax

If a person is being held for non-payment of council tax or a fine, the exemption will not apply.

In order for us to deal with the application you will need to confirm the period of detention. Please remember to tell us;-

  • The place where the person is detained, and
  • Their prison number or their date of birth.

People held under the mental health act

When a person is held in a hospital or any other place under the Mental Health Act 1983, and is usually the only occupant at the address, the property may be exempt from council tax

In order to be able to deal with your application we will need to confirm the period of detention. Please remember to tell us;-

  • The place where the person is detained, and
  • Any documents you have confirming their detention.

If you think a property should be exempt from council tax please email us. Alternatively, you can contact the council tax team on 01732 876388.