Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Council Tax

Online forms to request a discount or change your Council Tax instalments. If you need to contact us about your Council Tax account, please choose one of the following forms.

A full Council Tax bill assumes that two adults live in the property. Depending on your circumstances you may be eligible for a Council Tax discount, reduction or exemption. Find out if you qualify on our discounts, reductions and exemptions page.

Change your instalments

Change your 10 monthly instalments to weekly, fortnightly or 12 monthly.

Apply online to change your instalments

Refund Application

If you have been notified that your Council Tax account is in credit, you can apply for a refund.

Apply online for a refund

Exemption Class B Application

Some properties are exempt from Council Tax. If you are a Charitable Organisation you may be eligible for a discount.

Apply online for a Class B exemption


Change of address

If you are moving home you can use the Change of Address form to report the change, this includes if you are moving into, within or out of the Stockton area. If you are a landlord, you can also use the Change of Address form to report if a tenant moves in or out of your property.

If you are buying a property but are not moving in, please use the change of circumstances form below to inform us of the purchase. Please do not use the change of address form to report this.

Before completing the on-line form you will need the following:

  • Council Tax Account Number (If you previously paid for Council Tax in the Stockton Borough).
  • Owned Property - Date sale was completed and name of new owner.
  • Rented Property

    • If you are the tenant, we will need your landlord’s name, address and contact number.

    • If you are the landlord, we will need your tenant’s name, previous or forwarding address and the names of any other people aged 18 or over who live with the tenant.
  • Please do NOT tell us about a change of address more than 14 days before you are due to move.

If you are moving to or within the Stockton Borough area you can also share information about your move with other Stockton Council services if you would like to.

 Tell us about a change of address


Change of circumstances

You should tell us if your home circumstances change as this may affect your Council Tax liability. Changes that you should tell us about include:

  • If you get married
  • When a young person who lives in your home turns 18
  • You are no longer entitled to a discount (such as a student discount)
  • You are buying a property but are not moving in.

If someone moves into or out of your home please complete the Change of Address form

Tell Council Tax about a change in your circumstances


Providing Evidence

Use this form to submit evidence documents online to support your Council Tax account. This form should only be used where original documents are not required.

Provide Evidence Online


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