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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.

If someone living in your home is a member of a religious community and without them only one ‘adult’ lives there, you can apply for a 25 percent discount on your council tax.

If there are only members of a religious community living there you may be able to get a 50 percent discount.

Members of religious communities

A person is a member of a religious community if:

  • Their main occupation is prayer, contemplation, education, the relief of suffering
  • They have no income or capital of their own, other than any occupational pension from previous employment 
  • They are dependent on the religious community for their material needs

We will need to see proof of income.

  Tell us someone is a member of religious community

Minister of religion

You may not have to pay any council tax if the property is waiting to be occupied by a minister of religion as a residence from which they will perform the duties of their office.

  Tell us a property is being held for a minister of religion