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Our online benefit claim and calculator will not be available between 7.00pm on Friday 21 January and 9.00pm on Saturday 22 January due to maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Single person discount


If you are the only person in your household over 18 years old, we can take 25% off your council tax bill.

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If you're currently struggling to pay your bills, please see our financial support during Coronavirus outbreak information.

 

To qualify for this discount, the move must be permanent. If someone is leaving the property to work away from home or any other temporary basis, please contact us.

If you are claiming single person discount due to a recent bereavement, please contact us.

If you are no longer the only person aged 18 or over in your household, you must let us know through our online form within 21 days. If you do not, you may receive a fine. 

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