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A person can be disregarded for Council Tax purposes if they are detained in a prison, hospital or any other place under a court order.

This can include:

  • detained under immigration controls
  • detained under the mental health acts
  • a member of the armed forces detained in accordance with armed forces legislation.

This disregard does not apply to persons in prison for non-payment of Council Tax or a Fine.

To apply please compete our Persons in Detention - Council Tax Discount form below:

  1. Application for a Person to be Disregarded for Discount Purposes
  2. Persons in Detention
  3. Declaration
    1. Declaration
      1. WARNING - It is a criminal offence for a ratepayer to give false information when making an application related to Council Tax or Business Rates
  4. Data Protection Clause
    1. For the purposes of current data protection laws the information you supply the Council as part of your application will be used for the purposes of dealing with your request and retained as per our published corporate data protection privacy policy which can be found on the East Herts District Council Data Protection page (this link opens in a new window).

      From time to time this information may be shared with other Council departments and / or outside partners to process your request as effectively as possible. Please confirm you have read the above privacy notice
    2. *