You may be eligible for a discount or exemption on your Council Tax. You will need to know your Council Tax account number to apply for these discounts. We may ask you to provide us with proof of the information you are telling us.
If you think you may be entitled, you should fill in the relevant form and email to email@example.com. Make sure the subject of your email includes your Council Tax number inside angled brackets, for example <12345678>.
You can also return the form by post to:
PO Box 63
Single person discount
You may be entitled to a 25% discount if:
- only 1 adult is living in the household (PDF, 112.18 KB)
- there are 2 or more people living in the household and all but one is classed as 'disregarded'
Discounts for people who are not counted for Council Tax
Some residents are not eligible to pay Council Tax (disregarded) and can apply for a discount.
You may be entitled to a 50% discount if:
- all residents of the household are disregarded
- you need a second home for the purpose of your job
- you are living in a granny annex and are related to the person that owns the main dwelling
Please refer to the below listing for details of residents who may be disregarded. If you feel one of these apply to you or a member of your household, complete the required application form and submit, as advised:
- In a hospital or care home (PDF, 1113.53 KB)
- Severely mentally impaired (PDF, 1138.43 KB)
- A convicted or remanded prisoner (PDF, 1106.07 KB)
- A student or student nurse (PDF, 1124.49 KB)
- A school or college leaver (PDF, 1115.61 KB)
- An apprentice (PDF, 1105.58 KB)
- A dependent that Child Benefit is provided for (PDF, 1115.61 KB)
- Living with and providing for someone (PDF, 1146.11 KB)
If you have adapted your home for a disabled adult or child (PDF, 1151.39 KB) you may be entitled to a reduction. If you are eligible, your Council Tax will be reduced by 1 band.
Council Tax exemptions
The unoccupied properties that do not have to pay Council Tax are properties:
- owned by a charity
- where the liable person is detained in prison (PDF, 1106.07 KB)
- where the person is living in a hospital or care home (PDF, 1113.53 KB)
- where the liable person has died
- where residence is banned by law or planning restriction
- which are held for a minister of religion
- where the liable person is living somewhere else to receive care
- where the liable person is living somewhere else to provide care
- where the last person living there was a student
- where the mortgage provider has taken possession of the property
- where the liable person is bankrupt
- which are a caravan pitch or boat mooring
- with an empty annex which belongs to an occupied property
The occupied properties that do not have to pay Council Tax are properties:
- which are used as student halls of residence
- where all the residents are student, school or college leavers (PDF, 1115.61 KB)
- which are used for UK armed forces accommodation
- which are used for visiting forces accommodation
- where all the residents are under 18 years old
- where all the residents are severely mentally impaired (PDF, 1138.43 KB)
- where all the residents are diplomats and their dependents (non UK citizens)
- where the liable person lives in the annex of an occupied property
If you think you may not be liable to pay Council Tax, see our information on who has to pay or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure the subject of your email includes your Council Tax number inside angled brackets, for example <1234567>.
Periodically, we may review your Council Tax discount, disregard or exemption. If we contact you to review your reduction of Council Tax, you must reply with the information we request. If you do not reply, we will remove your discount, disregard or exemption and you will have to pay your full Council Tax.
It is a criminal offence to claim a reduction you are not entitled to. Enfield Council will act against anyone falsely claiming a discount. You must tell us of any change in your circumstance which may affect your entitlement to a discount.