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Single Person Discount

If you live alone or are the only person over 18 years old in the property you can get a 25% discount.  To qualify the property must be your main home.

How to apply

Complete the  Single Person Discount form (PDF) [129KB] (opens new window)  and return by email to or by post to Council Tax, East Lindsey District Council, The Hub, Mareham Road, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, LN9 6PH.

Reporting a change 

If you qualify for a Council Tax discount you must tell us within 21 days if there is a change that might affect it. We can impose a £70 penalty if you do not tell us about a change.

Complete the Single Person Discount Form (PDF) [129KB] (opens new window) to tell us of a change to your entitlement 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. My husband works away all week and only comes back home for holidays. Can I have a Single Person Discount?
A. No. A person's home is regarded as 'where they would normally live were it not for their work commitments' even if the majority of their time is spent elsewhere. In this case the husband's main residence is with his wife.

Q. I have a holiday home and I am the sole owner. Can I have a Single Person Discount?
A. No. Single Person Discount can only be granted if someone over the age of 18 is occupying the property as their main home.

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