If you have adapted your home because someone living with you has a disability, you may be able to get your council tax reduced to a lower band. If your home is in the lowest band you could still get a reduction.

The property must be the main home of the disabled person.

The adaptions must be essential or of major importance in meeting their needs. They must include at least one of the following:

  • an extra bathroom or kitchen used by the disabled person
  • a room other than a bathroom, kitchen or toilet, that is mainly used by the disabled person
  • enough floor space and widening of doors to allow the use of a wheelchair indoors

We will visit before we decide whether we can award a reduction.

  Tell us there have been adaptions to a property

What happens next

After applying you must still pay the amount on your council tax bill until you hear from us.

If you get a disabled person's band reduction you can still apply for other discounts.


If we refuse your application and you don't agree with our decision you can appeal. Once we get your appeal we will decide within two months.

  Appeal against a decision