Foreign Diplomat Council Tax discount

Foreign diplomats may be eligible for Council Tax discount.

If you are a diplomat

To qualify:

  • you must not be a permanent resident in the United Kingdom (UK)
  • the property must be your main home in the UK*

* There is no exemption for second homes

Your property will be exempt even if you are living with someone else who is a British Citizen.


If you are a landlord

If you are sub-letting part of your home to a diplomat you can apply for a discount of 25 per cent.


Apply for a Council Tax discount

To apply use the  Council Tax Discount Claim Form . You can also get this form from the Council Tax office.

We will contact the Foreign Office to check your or your tenant's diplomatic status.