Persons in Detention

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 complete our Persons in Detention - Council Tax Discount form. If you are unable to use this form, please see our Contact Us for ways of getting in touch

If you would like to tell us about a change in circumstance that means you no longer qualify for a discount or exemption, please see our change in circumstances form.