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Discounts and exemptions

If you are the only adult living in your household then you are entitled to a 25% off your bill. 

Complete the single person discount application form online

Cheshire West and Chester operates a local Council Tax Reduction Scheme to support residents on low incomes. More information is available below:

People in some categories are disregarded if they meet certain criteria.

If you think you may be entitled to a student or student nurse discount, please complete the following application form online:

Online student and student nurses discount application form

If you think you may be entitled to one of the following discounts, please complete an online application form (where available) or contact the Council Tax Office for more information:

A property can be occupied by many people some, of which, can be disregarded as per the above list. A property where all bar one person is disregarded will be classed as a single occupation and a discount of 25 per cent will apply. If a property is occupied wholly by disregarded persons, there will be charge of 50 per cent due to be paid. The only exceptions to this can be seen in the section occupied properties.

Reductions for disabled people

There is a range of discounts and exemptions for people with a disability. If you think you may be eligible, please complete a disability relief application form.

Online disability relief application form

More detailed information about the types of help available to disabled people and carers can be found in this section of the Council Tax website:

Occupied property

If certain groups occupy a property they may be entitled to receive a discount or be exempt from paying Council Tax. These are as follows:

  • Properties occupied wholly by full time students or student nurses
  • Properties occupied wholly by people who are mentally impaired and liable for paying Council Tax’
  • Students halls of residence
  • Properties occupied wholly by persons under the age of 18
  • An annexe occupied by a qualifying relative

Unoccupied properties

There are instances when a property has been left unoccupied that may mean it is exempt from Council Tax. There are also some instances where council tax would be due, in order to discourage leaving properties unoccupied for long periods.

More detailed information about Unoccupied Properties can be found in this section of the Council Tax website:

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