You can only be disregarded where your sole or main residence has not changed but you are detained:
- In a prison, hospital or other place by an order made by a UK court or an order of a Standing Civilian Court under the Armed Forces Act 1976, or
- Under the Immigration Act 1971 or the Mental Health Act 1983 or the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984.
You will continue to be disregarded during any period that you are temporarily released from prison unless you have been released on parole or licence. However, if you are detained for non-payment of council tax, or for non-payment of a fine, the disregard will not apply.
if you are detained, imprisoned or in custody under the Army Act 1955, Air Force Act 1955 or Naval Disciplinary Act 1957 will be disregarded provided:
- You are not in custody under open arrest, and
- The period of custody etc. exceeds 48 hours, and
- You are under arrest for the whole of the period
The application form must be completed by or on behalf of the person who is liable to pay council tax.
Remember, a single person discount (25%) can only be awarded where ONE person remains liable after others have been disregarded, for example, in a three adult household two have to qualify to be disregarded before a discount can be awarded.
How to apply
If you think you may qualify, call us on 01443 863002 or alternatively you can download the application form below:
Apply to be disregarded for discount purposes - Person in detention (PDF 62kb).
Please complete the form in black ink and in block capitals and return it to us together with any supporting documentation to the address in the top right hand corner.
If your application is accepted, you will then be sent a revised payment schedule.
Remember, if your circumstances change and you are no longer entitled to a discount you MUST inform us straight away to avoid facing a penalty.