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 of the information we need to process your request.

If you do not complete the correct form, we may need to come back to you for more information, which may delay your request.

Tell us about a change of address

Moving into East Lothian

Moving out of East Lothian

Moving within East Lothian

Landlord reporting a change

Reduce your Council Tax bill

Council Tax Reduction (previously known as Council Tax Benefit)

Discount and exemption application forms

Carer (provides or receives care or support for another person who resides in the property and is providing care for at least 35 hours per week)

Providing or receiving care (leaves their home to provide or receive care either in a hospital, home or elsewhere, for example supported accommodation)


Disabled person

Empty property reductions

Major structural repairs

Single occupancy

Discount and exemption review forms

Review form for a single occupancy

Review form for all other Council Tax reductions

Change in circumstances

Report a change in your circumstances

Paying your Council Tax

Direct debit instruction

Request a payment card

Request a refund

Downloadable forms

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, you will need to download and print an application form:


Care leaver

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 using a general enquiry form.

General enquiry form

Important information -  cost of living

With the cost of living increasing, many people are finding it difficult to cover essential daily living costs.

A range of measures are available to help people boost their income. Don't assume you're receiving everything you're entitled to, always check, and if you're still struggling or in doubt, get in touch.

Find out more: www.eastlothian.gov.uk/cost-of-living-support