A property may be exempt if no-one lives in it because the person who usually pays council tax is in prison or detained in a hospital.
Before you start
Apply if the person who pays council tax has been detained or imprisoned due to:
- An order of a court
- Being in custody under military law
- Being remanded in custody
- Being detained under a Mental Health Act.
They will not get the exemption if they are in prison for not paying council tax or a fine.
You will need
- A copy of the order, if the person has been detained under the Mental Health Act
- Letter confirming detention or document showing prison number, if in prison
Uploading supporting documents
We may ask you to upload some documents.
- Accepted file types: Word (docx), Acrobat (pdf), Excel (xlsx), Plain text (txt)
- Zip files cannot be uploaded
- We also accept photos taken on phones and tablets and the following image file types - jpeg, gif, png
- There is a maximum individual file size per document of 50MB
What happens next
We will write to confirm detention and send a new bill showing any changes.
We aim to give you an answer within 10 working days. It may take longer if we are waiting for a reply from the detention centre. Please check My transactions for updates.
This form should take approximately five minutes to complete.