Apply for a Council Tax reduction

You can use this form if:

  • you're the only adult over the age of 18 living in the property. If you already receive a Council Tax bill and need to tell us that you're moving into an empty property in Stockport, you'll need to complete our change of address form

  • you or anyone else over the age of 18 living in the property is:

    • a full time student
    • 18 and 19 years old and in full time education
    • an apprentice or youth training trainee
    • permanently in hospital or a residential home
    • a carer
    • severely mentally impaired
    • in detention or prison

Additional adult residents

If there are 2 adults over the age of 18 in the property, as well as an adult in any of the categories above, it's not likely that you'll qualify for a reduction. You can email to check if you may get a reduction in this case.

  • you or anyone else living in the property is substantially and permanently disabled and the property has at least one of the following features:
    • a room other than a bathroom, kitchen or toilet which the person with a disability uses and needs
    • an extra bathroom or kitchen needed for the person with a disability
    • the person with a disability needs to use a wheelchair in the property and there is enough floor space to allow for this

Before you start

You'll need:

  • your Council Tax reference number. You can find this on your Council Tax bill. It's 10 characters long and starts with '50'
  • supporting evidence, this will depend on the reduction you're applying for

Supporting evidence

If you're able to upload your supporting evidence, it'll help us to process your application more quickly.

If you already pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit, you'll need to set up a new Direct Debit on this form for your new Council Tax bill. We’ll then cancel your old Direct Debit.

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How we use your data

The council primarily use your data for processing your discount application. This may be shared with the local authorities, DWP, and other government departments in accordance with our organisational privacy notice. We never sell your data to third parties or use it to market to you without your consent.