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

Visit their website for more information.

Bassetlaw District Council

Call them on 01909 533533

Email them at customer.services@bassetlaw.gov.uk

Visit their website.

Broxtowe Borough Council

Call them on 01159 177 777

Email them at customerservices@broxtowe.gov.uk

Visit their website.

Derby City Council

Call them on 03332 006 900

Visit their website.

Erewash Borough Council

Call them on 01159 071 000

Email them at counciltax@erewash.gov.uk

Fill in their Council Tax discount form.

Visit their website.

Gedling Borough Council

Call them on 01159 013 950

Email them at counciltax@gedling.gov.uk

Fill in their Student Certificate form.

Visit their website.

Mansfield District Council

Call them on 01623 463 144

Email them at revenueservices@mansfield.gov.uk

Visit their website.

Newark and Sherwood District Council

Call them on 01636 650 000

Email them at council.tax@nsdc.info

Visit their website.

Nottingham City Council

Call them on 01157 181 777

Email them at counciltax@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Visit their website.

Rushcliffe Borough Council

Call them on 01159 819 911

Email them at revenues@rushcliffe.gov.uk

Fill in their request exemption for Council Tax form.

Visit their website.

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.
  • Last updated: 24/09/2020