Single Person Discount

If you're the only person aged 18 years or older living at a property you can apply for a 25% discount on your Council Tax bill by completing the form below.

You may also apply for a single person discount if the person you’re living with is one of the following:

Before completing this form please make sure you have your Council Tax reference number.

Once we have received your form we will aim to process your application within 10 working days.

In certain instances we may need to ask you for more information in order to determine where your “sole or main residence” is under the regulations. This is so that we can then consider whether you may be entitled to any discounts including single person discount.

We will also take steps to verify information given in support of any claim, discount or exemption by matching with data held elsewhere within the authority or with other external bodies involved in the administration of public funds.

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

If you are unable to use this form, please see our Contact us page for ways of getting in touch

Red asterisk denotes a required answer.

Your Contact Details

Second home address
If so, please provide the address
If you are claiming Single Person Discount because someone has moved from the above property please provide the following details:
  • Name of Person
  • Address moved to
  • Postcode


I can confirm that I am the only resident over 18 years of age in the dwelling

I will inform the Council as soon as there is any change in my circumstances which could affect my Council Tax Discount. If I fail to do so, I may be liable to a £70 penalty.

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