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Get money off your bill

You could pay less council tax because of your circumstances.

Council tax discounts

Certain people may be entitled to a discount or exemption from council tax. This includes people who live on their own, students, trainees and more. Your household could pay less tax or even none at all. Find out if you could save money on the council tax discounts page.

Disability reductions

If you or someone in your home is disabled, you may have to pay less. Learn more about disability reductions.

Care leavers

If you are a care leaver aged under 25 who is paying council tax or living with someone who pays council tax we may be able to reduce the amount to be paid find out more on the care leavers and council tax page.

Second homes needed for work

In certain circumstances, if your second home is job related, you may be able to get a reduction on your council tax. Find out more on the empty properties and second homes page.

Support to help you pay

If you're struggling to pay your council tax, we may be able to offer support to help you pay such as financial hardship relief or our Council Tax Reduction Scheme.

Contact us
Council tax
03000 26 4000
Our address is:
  • Revenues and Benefits
  • PO Box 238
  • Stanley
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH8 1FP
01207 218 876
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