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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.

Coronavirus information

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

Access your council tax account online to apply for single person discount.

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.

Change in circumstances

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

Access your council tax account online to cancel your single person discount.

See our Tell us you've moved house or had a change in circumstances page for more information. 

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