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In some cases, Council Tax does not have to be paid because an exemption can be granted.

Where someone lives in the property

Where someone lives in a property, exemptions are available for:

Where no one lives in the property

Where no one lives in a property exemptions are available when a property is/was:
  • Owned and last used by a charity
  • Left empty by someone who has moved into a hospital, home or elsewhere to receive care
  • Left empty by someone who has gone into prison
  • Left empty by someone who has moved so they can care for someone else
  • Waiting for probate to be granted and for six months after probate has been granted
  • Repossessed
  • The responsibility of a bankrupt's trustee
  • Waiting for a minister of religion to move in
  • Left empty by a student whose term-time address is somewhere else
  • Empty because it is against the law to live there
  • Part of another property and may not be let separately
  • A pitch or mooring which is not occupied by a caravan or boat

If you think you may qualify for an exemption, please contact us by email revenues@blackpool.gov.uk or telephone 01253 478741 for more information.