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The current processing time for new applications and changes to council tax is an average of 6 weeks. If you contact us with a general enquiry online we will reply to you within two working days.

You may be able to get a reduced bill for an annexe.

Annexes that are not lived in

You may not have to pay council tax if:

  • It is separately banded
  • It forms part of a single property
  • It can’t be let separately from the property without a breach of planning control

  Tell us an annexe is empty

You may get a 50 percent reduction if

  • The person living in the main property is using the annexe as part of their main home

  Contact us

Annexes that are lived in

You may not have to pay council tax if

  • It forms part of a single property
  • A dependant relative is living in it as their main or only home

For this reduction a relative is:

  • Husband, wife or partner
  • Parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, brother, sister, uncle or aunt, nephew or niece, great-grandparent, great-grandchild, great-uncle, great-aunt, great-nephew or great-niece

For this reduction a dependant is:

  • Over 65 years old
  • Substantially or permanently disabled
  • Severely mentally impaired

  Tell us an annexe is lived in by a dependent relative

You may get a 50 percent reduction if

  • The person living in the annexe is a relative of the person who is responsible to pay the council tax of the main property

  Contact us