Apply for a Council Tax student discount or exemption

Find out about Council Tax discounts and exemptions available for students

To complete this form you will need to provide

  • Your details.
  • Council Tax account reference (if known).
  • The names of all adults living at the same address.
  • Student details for all students including their name, the name of their university or college, proof of their student status (see explanation below) and their tenancy start date (if applicable).
  • Owner's name and address (if you don't own the property).

If you don’t know the names of all the people living with you, you can leave them blank. However, until we have the names and student details of all the people living with you, your application will not be processed.

Proof of student status

If the student(s) studies at the University of Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University, University for Creative Arts or Canterbury College we can check their student status from their student ID number(s). Please provide their student ID number(s) when completing this form.

If they study anywhere else or you don't have their student ID number(s), we need a copy of the student certificate(s) issued by the college or university registry department.  You can upload a copy when completing this form or send copies to us by email or post afterwards but your application won't be processed until we have received them.

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Privacy Statement

To provide this service Thanet District Council will collect and process personal information. We may check some of the information with other sources (e.g. government departments and other councils) to verify your identity and ensure that the information you have provided is accurate.

Your personal information is being processed because it is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

Please refer to our Corporate Privacy Notice for further details on how we process your personal information and your rights. This is also available in other formats (e.g. print).