Apply for a person in detention discount
What is this for?
To apply for a Council Tax discount or exemption because you or someone in your household is in prison, or hospital or held on remand, by an order of court. This may also apply if you are a person who lives in a hostel for the homeless, or a night shelter. If this may apply to you please contact us.
Before applying, please check the discount and exemption page for more information about the qualifying criteria.
What is it going to cost?
What we need from you
We will ask you to register for a MyDoncaster account if you haven’t already. This will allow you to track your enquiry, and for us to tell you the outcome of your request. You will also be able to access additional online services offered by us.
You will need your Council Tax account and Property Reference number to submit your request. These can be found on your bill.
We will ask you to supply details about your household, where, and how long the person is being detained.
What you should expect from us
Once submitted, we will decide if you are entitled to any reduction within 21 days. If successful, you will be issued with a new Council Tax bill showing your reduction. We may need to contact you if we cannot give you a reduction, or if further information is required to process your application.
The Council is committed to meeting its data protection obligations and handling your information securely. You should make sure you read and understand the Council Tax privacy notice, which sets out what you need to know about how Doncaster Council will use your information in the course of our work.