Report the death of a taxpayer to the Council Tax team
What is this for?
You can use this form to
- Report the death of a taxpayer to the Council Tax team.
- Provide a copy of a deceased taxpayer's will.
- Provide a copy of a grant of probate or letter of administration.
- tell us the property is up for sale.
- tell us a property has been sold, tenanted, or transferred to a beneficiary.
What is it going to cost?
What we need from you
If you are reporting the death of a taxpayer, you will need the following information:
- your details (the person reporting the death).
- the full name and address of the person who has died.
- the deceased person's Council Tax account and property reference number (These can be found on a Council Tax bill).
- the date of death.
- if their property was owned or rented.
- if the property is still occupied, and/or furnished. If it is occupied, we will ask for the name and age of any occupants.
- the name, address and contact details for the person dealing with the estate of the deceased person. This will often be a next of kin such as a family member or friend, or an Executor as named in the will of the deceased person. Again this may be a friend, relative or instructed solicitor.
You will also be asked if you have the following information. Don't worry if you do not, as you will still be able to complete the form, and supply at a later date, if needed.
- if the deceased person owns any other property.
- if you have a copy of the will. If you do, you will be asked to upload a copy of this.
- if probate or letter of administration has been granted. If you do, you will be asked to upload a copy of this.
- if the property is up for sale, has been sold, or has been transferred to a beneficiary.
If you have already reported the death of the taxpayer, but need to supply additional information, such as a copy of the will, grant of probate or letter of administration:
- an electronic copy or photograph of the will, grant of probate, or letter of administration
- if applicable, details is the property is up for sale, has been sold, or has been transferred to a beneficiary.
What you should expect from us
Once submitted, we will aim to update your Council Tax account within 21 days.
Please ensure you provide accurate contact details on the form, as we may need to contact you (or the person dealing with the estate) if further information is required.
If the account can be updated using the information supplied, a new Council Tax bill will be issued.
IMPORTANT: Please note -
The Council Tax report a death form only provides information to the Council Tax team.
We are sorry but this information is NOT automatically shared with other Council services or departments.
You will still need to formally Report a death through the Council's Registrar Team.Do it Now