Please tell us about any change in your circumstances straight away. If you don't, you may end up paying the wrong amount of Council Tax.
Changes you must tell us about include:
- if you change your address
- if you move into a newly-built property
- if someone in your household dies
- if someone comes to stay with you for a period of time (this may affect any discounts you are receiving on your Council Tax bill)
- if someone moves out (if this means that you now live alone and are over 18, you may be entitled to a single person discount)
- if you change your name due to marriage or divorce, or the name on your account is incorrect
- if your children leave school
- if you go into care or into hospital for a long period, or are away from home providing care for someone else.
This is not a complete list. If you think a change may affect your Council Tax, please tell us anyway.
You can use our online service, My Council Tax, to apply for (or cancel) a Single Person Discount, notify us of a change of address, set up a Direct Debit or change your current Direct Debit.
Failure to notify us of any changes
If you fail to notify us promptly of any information that may affect your entitlement to a discount, exemption or Council Tax Support without good reason, it may result in a £70 penalty being added to your Council Tax bill.
Other penalties or sanctions may also be imposed in relation to Council Tax Support fraud.
Last updated: 9.01pm on Tuesday 27 August 2019