Council Tax Discounts and Disregards
If there is only one person aged 18 or over in your home you can get a single person discount . This means that you get 25% off your bill. This only applies to your main home, where you live. You can't get it for a second home. To apply for a single person discount please contact us.
Some people aren't counted for council tax:
If there are people in your home who aren't counted, it may also mean that you can get a discount. If only one person is counted, you will get 25% off your bill. If no-one is counted, you will get 50% off your bill.
These people aren't counted for Council Tax, provided we have proof of their circumstances:
- Full-time students, student nurses, apprentices, Youth Training trainees and initial teacher training
- Patients resident in hospital
- People being looked after in care homes
- People who are severely mentally impaired
- People staying in certain hostels or night shelters
- 18 and 19 year old's who are at school or have just left school
- Care workers working for low pay, usually for charities
- People caring for someone with a disability (not their spouse, partner or child
- Members of religious communities (monks and nuns)
- People in prison (except those in prison for non-payment of council tax or a fine or those being held in police custody until being remanded in custody by a Court)
- Diplomats and members of international organisations headquartered in the UK, and their non British spouses
If you think you may qualify for a discount please contact us.
If you are leaving care to become independent and you're aged between 16 and 25, Kent County Council may be able to help support you through their local offer. You can visit Kent County Council's website for more information on their local offer.
If you have a vacant property you may be able to get money off your bill. For Council Tax purposes 'vacant' means unoccupied and substantially unfurnished. More information on empty properties and second homes.