Persons in detention or prison

If a member of your household is in detention or prison, you may be able to get a discount on your council tax bill.

You may be eligible for 25% discount if one adult remains resident in the property.  If there are other adults residing at the property, you may still be entitled to a discount depending on their circumstances.  Please contact Local Taxes on 01738 477430 for more information.

This discount reduces your Council Tax, water and sewerage charges.


To qualify you must be detained in a prison, hospital or other place by virtue of a court order in the UK.

Discount is not applicable if you are detained due to non payment of fines.

How to apply

Verification from the prison authority/hospital will be required before any discount or exemption can be awarded.

Contact details

Local Taxes

Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel 01738 477430