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  1. Disabled person Council tax discount

    If you have a disabled person living with you and they have special requirements within the home such as needing to use a wheelchair or your home requires other modifications, then you may qualify for a discount on your council tax bill. Use this form to make an application for such a discount.

  2. I have been left a property, what should I do?
  3. Council tax discount due to mental illness

    If someone has an enduring mental illness they are not required to pay council tax. Please use this form to claim a discount or exemption on their behalf.

  4. I am on holiday can I still pay my council tax?
  5. Landlord change of circumstances form

    If you are a landlord please use this form to inform us of any changes in circumstances affecting tenants in your properties.

  6. What is council tax band B?
  7. Inform council that business is vacated

    If you have left or sold a property please complete this form and return to the Copeland Centre.

     

  8. Under lease

    If you are a tenant of a building you may lease part of the building to someone else - this would be an under lease.

  9. Tenant leaving a business property

    If you are a landlord and you have a tenant that leaves a business property, please use this form to notify the council tax department.

  10. Council tax and non domestic rates

    Information on council tax and non domestic business rates.

  11. Notify council of a change of address

    Use this form to notify us of a change of address if you are the owner or tenant in a property.

  12. Small Business Rate Relief

    You may be entitled to a 50% reduction of your Non Domestic Rate charge if your business occupies a Non Domestic Rated property with a Rateable Value of less than than £6,000.

  13. Claim small business rate relief

    Form to use to claim small business rate relief.

  14. Charitable relief for business rates

    Registered Charities are eligible for relief from the rates on any non-domestic property that is wholly or mainly used for charitable purposes.

  15. Tenants change of circumstances form

    If you are a tenant, please use this form to inform council tax of a change of address.

  16. Other relief for business rates

    Your business rates can be reduced if you qualify for Hardship Relief or have a rural business.

  17. Council tax reduction scheme

    An overview of the new localised council tax scheme introduced in April 2013.

  18. How to pay your non domestic (business) rates

    Most people pay their non domestic/ business rates for the year by ten monthly instalments from April to January. You will find these instalments shown on your bill. However if you prefer you can opt to pay the full amount at the start of the year, or by two instalments (April and October).

  19. Council tax

    Council tax helps to pay for the cost of local services such as bin collections and recycling services, environmental health and planning. If you’re 18 or over and own or rent a home, you’ll usually have to pay council tax

  20. How your council tax is spent

    Your council tax bill helps to pay for all the services delivered by Copeland Borough Council, Cumbria County Council, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria and the parish councils. We receive just 11.9% of your council tax. The biggest proportion, 74.9% goes to Cumbria County Council. This leaflet explains how your council tax is spent by each organisation. 

  21. Council tax discounts

    Council tax is worked out on the basis of two adults living at the address. If there is only one adult at the address for the purposes of council tax then you may receive a 25% discount on your bill.

  22. Discretionary rate relief

    This is the form you need to complete and return if you would like to apply for discretionary rate relief on non domestic rates.

  23. How to pay your council tax

    For our new online council tax services, please click here

    There are many different ways to pay your council tax - online by direct debit, online (If you have been invoiced), by telephone or in person at your local pay point or post office, via a payment card or by using the bar code on your bill.

  24. Derelict or rundown properties

    If you have an empty property or one that is in a poor state -perhaps you have been left one by a deceased relative- you should contact the Council Tax Section as soon as possible. We will arrange an inspection and then be able to advise you whether any discount is available, or whether you should contact the Valuation Office. The Valuation Office has prepared the attached leaflet that explains more about how council tax works in this situation.

  25. What if my rateable value is wrong?

    If you think either your rateable value or rating list entry is incorrect, you can make an appeal asking for it to be changed.

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