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Single person discount

A full council tax bill is calculated on the basis that there are at least two people aged 18 or over living in the property. Where there is only one person over the age of 18 in the property, a 25% discount can be applied.

This discount can only apply to your main home and not any second homes.

Apply for a Single Person discount

You can apply for a Single Person discount online if you live in Christchurch, East Dorset or North Dorset. If you live elsewhere in Dorset please contact us.

If you live in Purbeck, West Dorset or Weymouth and Portland:

Contact us confirming the date you wish to claim from. If you are claiming a discount because someone has left your home, you will need to let us know where they have moved to. Please be aware that generally you will not be entitled to Single Person Discount if someone has left your home for a temporary period.

If you are already receiving a discount and another adult moves into the household you must tell us about your change in circumstances within 21 days, clearly stating the date this change took place.

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