Council tax student exemption and discounts
Local authorities charge for council tax and reinvest in public services. Full time students are usually exempt from council tax.
Council Tax and full-time students
Council Tax is charged by local authorities and reinvested into public services. However, for certain groups, local authorities can discount these charges or remove them entirely.
Typically, full time students are exempt from the liability of paying Council Tax.
To qualify for an exemption from Council Tax liabilities, you need to make sure that:
- you're fully enrolled and on a full-time course of study
- you're currently a resident in the property that you want to secure exemption for
- your property is listed as your current term time or permanent residential address (these details can be amended through your NOW account)
- the relevant council is aware of your student status.
Exemptions or reductions are given at the discretion of your local authority. NTU cannot influence their final decision, and can only provide confirmation of your:
- course title
- mode of study
- dates of attendance.
Full-time students living in Greater Nottingham and surrounding boroughs
If you’re currently living in a Greater Nottingham borough, you should contact your relevant local authority to let them know your student status. Your local authority can then verify your details with the University and where appropriate, grant you the relevant council tax exemption or reduction.
If everyone in your household is a full time student you can apply for an exemption from council tax.If you live with non-students, you'll receive a council tax bill but you may still qualify for a discount.
Contact your local authority in Greater Nottingham and its surrounding boroughs:
Ashfield District Council
Call them on 01623 457 400
Bassetlaw District Council
Broxtowe Borough Council
Derby City Council
Call them on 03332 006 900
Erewash Borough Council
Gedling Borough Council
Mansfield District Council
Newark and Sherwood District Council
Nottingham City Council
Full time students living outside Greater Nottingham and surrounding boroughs
If you need council tax exemption for a property outside of the Greater Nottingham area, we can provide a "confirmation of student status" letter for you to show your local council or landlord.
To request a confirmation letter, email us with:
- your name
- NTU ID
- the address which you require the exemption for.