Council Tax discounts


You can get a discount if a person who normally lives at this address is:

  • On remand, or in prison for a crime other than non-payment of Council Tax or of a fine
  • Being held in a hospital or other place on mental health grounds as a result of a court order
  • Being held under immigration law

You cannot get the discount if the person is in police custody before a first appearance in court.

If nobody else lives at the address, you may be eligible for an exemption (so there will be no Council Tax to pay at all).

Apply for a prisoner discount or exemption

Pick up a form from the Council Tax Team at Access Oldham.

If your bill indicates that a discount has been allowed, you must tell the Council of any change of circumstance which affects your entitlement within 21 days.  If you fail to do so you may be required to pay a penalty.

Council Tax Team
Access Oldham
Level 4, Civic Centre
West Street
Oldham, OL1 1UG
Tel 0161 770 6622