Council Tax Forms

We will use the information you give on these forms, and in any supporting evidence you send us, to process and calculate your council tax. We will normally keep your records for up to seven financial years, and then they will be destroyed securely.

We may pass the information to other agencies or organisations such as the HM Revenues and Customs, as allowed by law.

We may check information you have provided, or information about you that someone else has provided, with other information we hold. We may also get information about you from certain third parties, or give them information, to:

  • Make sure the information is accurate, and
  • Prevent or detect crime, and 
  • Protect public funds.

These third parties include government departments, local authorities and private-sector companies such as banks and organisations that may lend you money.

We will not give information about you to anyone else, or use information about you for other purposes, unless the law allows us to.

The Council is the data controller for the purpose of the Data Protection Act. If you want to know more about what information we have about you, or the way we use it, please ask us.


Council Tax Direct Debit
Use this if you wish to pay your Council Tax by monthly instalments direct from your bank account.

Council Tax support application form
Use this form to apply for a Council Tax reduction.

Council Tax Information form
Use this form to let us know if your circumstances have changed

Form of Authority (Council Tax)
Fill in this form and return it to us if you would like us to talk or write to somebody else on your behalf.

Apply for a discount or reduction in your Council Tax

If you wish to apply for a discount and a form isn't listed here please contact us using the details on the right.

Reduction due to a Disability
You may be able to get your bill reduced if your home has certain features which are essential, or of major importance, to the well-being of a person with a disability, whether an adult or child, who is resident in the dwelling.

Single Person Discount
The full Council Tax bill assumes that there are two adults living in a dwelling. If there is only one adult resident the bill is reduced by 25%. This is called a Single Person Discount.

Disregarded for Discount Purposes

Apprentice
A person who is learning a trade, business, undertaking a programme of training etc

Persons in respect of whom Child Benefit is payable
18 and 19 year olds, who are at, or just left school and still in receipt of child benefit.

Severe Mental Impairment
Where someone has severe impairment of intelligence and social functioning which appears to be permanent.

Foreign Language Assistants
Foreign language assistants registered with the British Council.

Youth Training Trainee
A Council Tax discount can be applied for if a person is carrying out training according to an individual training plan under the Employment and Training Act 1973 and are under 25 years of age. People on Employment Training Schemes are not classed as being youth training trainees.

Patients who are resident in hospital
If your main or sole residence is in a hospital where you are receiving care or treatment.

Patient in Nursing or Care Homes

Carer 1
A person who provides care or support for a disabled person for at least 24 hours per week and receives payment for that care of less than £44.00 per week.

Carer 2
A person who is resident in the property who cares for a person with a disability who is receiving one of certain allowances or disablement pensions.

Person in detention

Student discount

Contact details

East Herts and Stevenage Borough Council
Wallfields
Pegs Lane
Hertford
SG13 8EQ

01438 242875
revenues@hertspartnership-ala.gov.uk