Council tax forms
We want to make sure that we deal with your enquiry as quickly as possible, therefore it is important that you provide us with all the information we need to process your request.
If you do not complete the correct application or enquiry form, we may need to come back to you for more information, therefore this will delay your request.
We have a range of application and enquiry forms available online. If you wish to contact us using one of our online forms, please select the relevant link below:
Change of address forms
- Moving into East Lothian
- Moving out of East Lothian
- Moving within East Lothian
- Landlord reporting a change
Reduce your council tax bill
Discount and exemption applications and review forms
- Single person discount
- Empty property reduction, including long term empty
- Major structural repairs
- Disabled person reduction
- Carer reduction
- Person aged 18 where child benefit is in payment
- Change in your circumstances
- Review form for a single person discount
- Review form for all other council tax reductions
- Direct debit instruction
- Request a payment card
- Report a missing payment on your account
- Request a refund
Unfortunately, the following application forms need to be verified by a third party, therefore we are unable to offer an online version of these forms. If you wish to apply for any of the following reductions, please select the relevant link below:
- Long term care in hospital or a residential home
- Person in detention
- Severely mentally impaired
Can't find the form you need?
If you are unable to find the information you are looking for on our website, or unable to find an appropriate form to report your circumstances, you can contact our council tax team by completing the general enquiry form below:
If you would like a paper version of any of the above forms, please click here.
Important information about Universal Credit
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.