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Reductions and exemptions for the bereaved

If your partner or someone you live with has died, you may be eligible for a council tax discount. Equally if you are administering the estate of a deceased person, the property may be exempt from council tax.

Single person discount

If your partner has died and you are now the only adult living in your home, you may be entitled to a 25% reduction in your council tax bill, with a single person discount. Visit our council tax portal to and fill in the online form to apply.

Council tax exemptions

If you are administering the estate of a person who has died and the property is empty, it may quality for a 100% exemption from council tax. To find out more and apply for an exemption, visit our council tax discounts and exemptions section.

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For more information, call us on 01543 308900 or email

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Phone our contact centre: 01543 308 000
District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield, Staffs, WS13 6YY

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Opening times

Our main reception at Frog Lane in Lichfield is open Monday - Friday, 8.45am - 5.15pm. Our phone lines close at 5pm.