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Council Tax exemptions

Some dwellings may be exempt from Council Tax, even though a property is exempt it will still show on the valuation list. If your property is exempt you will not receive a Council Tax bill, instead we will send you an exemption notice.  This will confirm the Council Tax band the property is in and the rate of Council Tax that would otherwise have been charged.

If you wish your property to be considered for exemption from Council Tax, please download or complete the appropriate form from the list below.  In some instances you will be required to submit evidence in support of your claim, you will need to send this to us with your completed form.

Class A
An unoccupied property which needs or has had major structural repair work. The property can be exempt for up to 12 months. From April 2013 these will receive a Class D Discount of 50% for a maximum of 12 months from the date they became empty, and then full payment will be due. Download an application form.

Class B
Any property that is unoccupied and owned by a body established for charitable purposes only.  The property is exempt for up to six months if it was last occupied for charitable work.  Applications for this exemption must be made in writing and must show how the property concerned meets the above criteria.

Class C
An unoccupied and unfurnished property which includes newly built properties. The property can be exempt for up to six months. From April 2013 these properties will receive a 100% discount for 3 months from the date they became empty, then full payment will be due. Download an application form.

Class D
An unoccupied property belonging to a prisoner (unless he or she is in prison for non-payment of a fine or Council Tax). Download an application form 

Class E
A property left unoccupied by a person who is in Hospital, a Nursing Home or a Residential Care Home.  Download an application form

Class F
A property left unoccupied following the death of the Council Tax payer.  Download an application form

Class G
An unoccupied property that is prohibited by law from being occupied. Download an application form 

Class H
A property which is unoccupied but being kept for a Minister of Religion.  Download an application form

Class I
A property left unoccupied by persons who reside elsewhere in order to receive personal care.  Any person who wishes to claim this exemption should provide the authority with the following:

  • Their new address
  • The date they moved to receive care
  • Their doctor’s name and address (so necessary forms can be forwarded to them for completion).
  • Contact us for further information

Class J
A property left unoccupied by a person who resides elsewhere because they are providing care to another.  Any person who wishes to claim this exemption should provide the authority with the following:

  • Their new address
  • The date they moved to provide care
  • The doctor’s name and address for the person in receipt of care (so necessary forms can be forwarded to them for completion).
  • Contact us for further information

Class K
A property left unoccupied by students who are residing elsewhere to study.
The student must be the owner or leaseholder of the property and take up education within 6 weeks of vacating the property.  Any person who wishes to claim this exemption should provide the authority with the following:

  • The date they vacated the property
  • A student certificate provided by the educational establishment

Class L
A property which has been re-possessed.  Download an application form

Class M
Student halls of residence.  There are currently no such establishments within the District of North Norfolk.

Class N
A property occupied solely by students.  Download an application form

Class O
Barracks, messes and married quarters provided by the Ministry of Defence. Any person wishing to claim this exemption should apply in writing to North Norfolk District Council.

Class P
A property occupied by members of Visiting Armed Forces.  Download an application form

Class Q
A property which is in the hands of a Trustee in Bankruptcy.  Trustees wishing to claim this exemption should apply in writing to North Norfolk District Council.

Class R
A caravan pitch or mooring plot where the caravan or houseboat has been removed. Download a change of address form

Class S
A property occupied solely by persons under 18 years of age.  Any person wishing to claim this exemption should apply in writing and provide a copy of their birth certificate in support of their application.

Class T
Unoccupied annexes which are subject to a planning restriction. Download an application form

Class U
A property occupied solely by person(s) who are Severely Mentally Impaired.  Download an application form
 
Class V
A property occupied by Diplomats.  Any person wishing to claim this exemption should apply in writing and provide documents in support of their diplomatic status.

Class W
Annexes which are occupied solely by dependant relatives, whose relatives live in the main property.  Download an application form