East Lothian Council

Council tax

Contact details and opening hours

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If you are unable to find the information you are looking for on our website, you can contact our council tax team by selecting the following link:

If you would like to write to our council tax team, the address is:

Council Tax
East Lothian Council
PO Box 13251
EH41 3HA

If you wish to speak to a council tax officer, please phone 01875 824314 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Thursday or 9am and 4pm Friday.

Local offices

Our local offices are situated at:

  • John Muir House, Haddington
  • Brunton Hall, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh
  • Aldhammer House, High Street, Prestonpans
  • The George Johnstone Centre, Tranent
  • The Bleachingfield Centre, Dunbar
  • School Road, North Berwick

All local offices are open from:

  • 9am to 4.30pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
  • 10am to 4.30pm Wednesday
  • 9am to 3.30pm Friday

Important information about Universal Credit

From 23rd March 2016, Universal Credit has been extended in East Lothian to include ALL new claimants of working age.

If you are of working age and were intending to make a new claim for housing benefit, you may now be required to claim help towards your housing costs as part of your Universal Credit claim.

You will NOT be able to claim for help with your council tax as part of your Universal Credit claim.  You MUST make a separate claim to East Lothian Council for this.

You can make a claim for council tax reduction online.

East Lothian Council, PO Box 13251, Haddington, EH41 3HA

Telephone: 01875 824314

Help us to reduce paper and costs and receive your council tax bills by email.

How we use the information you provide.

Benefits are changing. Find out how this may affect you on our Welfare Reform information and advice pages.

East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.