Let us know about a move or change of circumstances so you pay the right amount of council tax.

Change of address

To register for council tax, or to let us know about a change of address you will need to complete our online form.

What you will need

We have listed below the information you will need to hand.

Moving into South Gloucestershire

To register for council tax the information you will need includes:

  • your full name and contact details
  • your new address
  • the completion date if the property was purchased
  • the tenancy start date if the property is rented (including your landlord’s details)
  • the date you moved in (if different to above)

Moving within South Gloucestershire

If you are moving within the area the information you will need includes:

  • your full name and contact details
  • your billing number
  • your current address
  • your new address
  • the completion date of your current property if it was sold (including the names of the new owners)
  • the completion date of your new property if it was purchased
  • the tenancy end date of your property if it was rented (including your landlord’s details)
  • the tenancy start date of your new property if it is rented (including your landlord’s details)
  • the date you moved out of your old property and into your new property (if different to above)

Usually any credit from your old address will automatically be transferred to your new address. If this is not possible we will notify you.

If you pay by direct debit we will transfer it to the new property.

Moving out of South Gloucestershire

If you are moving out of the area the information you will need includes:

  • your full name and contact details
  • your billing number
  • your current address
  • your new address (so that we can issue any refund to you)
  • the completion date if the property was sold (including the names of the new owners)
  • the tenancy end date if the property was rented (including your landlord’s details)
  • the date you moved out (if different to above)

Change of circumstances

If you already get a council tax discount or exemption and your circumstances change this may affect your entitlement.

It is your responsibility to inform us as soon as possible of any changes. You could be fined if you do not let us know.

Examples of changes include:

  • someone moving in or out
  • starting or finishing a course of study

Email counciltax@southglos.gov.uk, call us on 01454 868003 or visit one of our One Stop Shops.

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