Council tax


Council tax

  1. Enduring Mental Impairment - application form

    Enduring Mental Impairment - application form

  2. Council tax bands 2019/20

    Council tax bands 2019/20

  3. Discretionary Rate Relief policy

    Discretionary Rate Relief policy

  4. Council tax and non domestic rates

    Information on council tax, benefits non domestic business rates.

  5. New Council Tax Portal for Copeland residents
  6. Council Tax Direct Debit Form

    The easiest way to set up a direct debit is to do this online. To set this up click here

    Alternatively you can complete the form below and return to our Market Hall office. 

  7. Copeland residents’ can receive bills by email
  8. Non domestic rates direct debit form

    Use this form if you would like to set up a direct debit to pay your business rates (non domestic rates)

  9. Non Domestic Rates

    Non domestic rates - often referred to as business rates - are charged on most non-domestic properties (including commercial ones) such as shops, offices, pubs, warehouses and factories. If you use a building or part of a building for non-domestic purposes, you will probably have to pay business rates.

  10. Council tax discount form

    Use this form if you would like to apply for a discount on your council tax. For more information about the various discounts available go to our information page.

  11. Charitable relief for business rates

    Charitable relief for business rates.

  12. Council tax discount for severe mental impairment

    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.

  13. Other relief for business rates

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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).

  16. Notify council of a change of address

    To notify us online of a change of address click here. This is the easiest and fastest way to update your address details. 

    You can also use this form to notify us of a change of address if you are the owner or tenant in a property.

  17. 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

  18. Claim small business rate relief

    Form to use to claim small business rate relief.

  19. 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.

  20. Tenants change of circumstances form

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

  21. 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 your account number), 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.

  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. 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.

  24. Council tax and business rates 2019-20

    A guide to your council tax and business rates for 2019-20

  25. Council Tax Online Services

    Here you can find all the links you need to sign-up and manage for council tax online


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