Who has to pay
You will usually have to pay council tax if you're 18 or over and own or rent a home. If you rent, check your rental agreement to see who is responsible for council tax payments.
You need to inform your local council if you move within, or out of an area:
- If you move to an area, you need to register for council tax
- When you move out of an area, you need to cancel your council tax account
Empty and unfurnished homes
If your home is empty and unfurnished for six weeks or more, you may be exempt from paying council tax.