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Council Tax for persons in detention

Council Tax for persons in detention

A 25% discount is available where only one adult lives in a property, but also where the second or all other adults are detained in prison. This is because they are not counted for Council Tax purposes. If the only person who lives in a property has been detained in prison, an exemption applies.

A person is in detention and not counted for Council Tax purposes if:

  • he/she is detained in prison, hospital or any other place by the order of the court;
  • he/she is detained and awaiting deportation
  • he/she is detained under the Mental Health Acts; or
  • he/she is detained by the army, navy or airforce for a period exceeding 48 hours provided he/she is not held in custody under open arrest.

 

People who have been temporarily discharged are still treated as detained.

 

If, however, a person is detained for non-payment of the Council Tax or a fine they are not treated as detained.

How to apply

Please download and fill in the application form and return to Customer Services