Changes in your circumstances

If your bill shows that we have given you a discount and your circumstances change, you must inform us immediately. You must tell us about the change within 21 days or we may charge you a £70 penalty. If you would like further information on what discounts or exemptions are available visit the reducing your bill page.

Changes you must tell us about

Some of the changes you must tell us about are:

Changing address

If you have been paying Council Tax for a property in Trafford, and have moved house (or are about to move), you are legally obliged to inform us of a change of address within 21 days of the date of your move.

Report a change of address

Someone has moved into or out of your household

If you are no longer entitled to the 25% Single Person Discount because someone has moved in with you and their name needs to be added to the Council Tax bill then complete the Single Person Discount form.

You should also use the Single Person Discount form if someone has moved out of your property and you are now the sole adult (aged 18 or over) in the property.

If someone has moved into or out of your property but they are not liable for Council Tax, for example, a son or daughter has moved out of their parent's house, then inform us using our general enquiry form.

Let us know if someone has moved in or out of your household

Change of name

If there are any name changes you need to let us know. 

Report any name changes

Someone in your household dies

Let the Registrars Office know if someone in your household has died and they will notify us on your behalf.

People aged 18 or over who leave school, college or university

Inform us if a member of your household who is 18 or over has left school, college or university on our general enquiry form.

Further help

If you have been unable to find the assistance you require on this page then use our general enquiry form to get in touch.

Next steps

Once you have informed us about the changes, we will take the necessary action and send you a revised bill. 

Data protection

We are under a duty to protect the public funds we administer, and to this end may use the information you have provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud.

We may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes. View our privacy notice to find out more information about how we use and store your data.