Person in hospital or care home Council Tax discounts

If a member of your household is a patient in a hospital, residential or nursing home, an exemption or discount may be applicable on your Council Tax.


To qualify for a discount the patient must:

  • be resident in the hospital, residential or nursing home continuously for more than 6 weeks
  • their residence must be permanent

If you feel that a person normally resident in your property may qualify for an exemption or discount, please ensure all sections of the application form are completed in full. Ask the hospital or home to complete their relevant section.

How to apply

To apply for this exemption or discount please complete the application for hospital, Residential or nursing home exemption or discount form (PDF 127KB).

View Council Tax privacy notice (PDF 152KB).